Illinois

PEER's environmental work is solely directed by the needs of its members. As a consequence, we have the distinct honor of serving resource professionals who daily cast profiles in courage in cubicles across the country.

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News Releases for Illinois

MISSISSIPPI BARGE TRAFFIC DOWN SHARPLY IN ‘04

New Numbers May Be Death Knell for Big Locks Project

NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE RIPS CORPS UPPER MISSISSIPPI PLAN

Third NAS Report Is Scalding -- Most Critical

CORPS VIOLATES ITS OWN RULES ON MISSISSIPPI STUDY

$70 Million "Draft" Is Internally Inconsistent, Intentionally Inaccurate & Incomplete

UPPER MISSISSIPPI PROJECT RETURNS ONLY NICKEL ON THE DOLLAR

Both Barge Traffic and Congestion Continue to Drop as Senate Vote Nears

TAXPAYER & GREEN GROUPS SLAM MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR MISSISSIPPI RIVER PLAN

"Twice Cooked Pork" Report Released

IN BUDGET BUSTING MOVE, CORPS OF ENGINEERS PROPOSES MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR MISSISSIPPI RIVER LOCK EXPANSION

Conservation Groups Oppose Project

BUSH ADMINISTRATION ZEROES OUT UPPER MISSISSIPPI LOCKS

Army Corps Civil Works Program Slashed

MISSISSIPPI RIVER BARGE TRAFFIC DOWN AGAIN IN 2003

Need for New Locks Fading

NEW NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE REPORT BLASTS CORPS PLAN FOR UPPER MISSISSIPPI

NAS Tells Corps to Take Controversial Project Back to the Drawing Board

ARMY CORPS SUED ON MISSISSIPPI BARGE PLAN

Economic Plan on Controversial $2.5 Billion Project Flawed

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PEER does not have an Illinois field office, but if you would like to start one, let us know.

As a service organization, PEER relies on current or former agency employees to point out issues to work on. If you work for a resource management agency, and you struggle with:

  • political interference with science-based decisions,
  • undue influence of industry into permitting decisions,
  • a management hostile to the conservation views of staff,
  • censorship of job-related opinions, or anti-government threats from your community

PEER can help!
Our job is to deliver the problem to your agency decision-makers and the public while protecting the anonymity of the messenger. This may be as simple as a letter from PEER to your supervisor that says, "we're watching," or as complex as a legal challenge to your administration. To see examples of common tactics we've used in other states, check out our agency surveys, white papers and news releases.

As with all of our work, every project is employee directed. That means you call the shots.

For more information, contact PEER at info@peer.org or (202) 265-7337.