Rocky Mountain Peer covers the states of the Rocky Mountain region. These states contain millions of acres of federally protected lands. These unique areas, which include Yellowstone National Park, Arches National Monument, the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, Grand Teton National Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park, bring countless visitors to the breathtaking landscapes that define the Rocky Mountains. Major environmental issues facing the region include habitat protection, roadless forests and wilderness areas, urban and suburban sprawl, and water issues.
Chandra Rosenthal, a Colorado native, heads up the office as Rocky Mountain PEER Counsel. Chandra, formerly staff attorney with Defenders of Wildlife specializing in endangered species and public lands issues, has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and, under a legal fellowship, worked on a Superfund site with the Department of Energy.
“I view my job as helping the region’s public service professionals do their jobs of protecting the diverse and abundant natural resources of the Rockies,” states Rosenthal.
NEWS FROM THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION
Washing Your Hands Can’t Stop PFAS in Water
Dangerous Levels of PFAS in Drinking Water Without Enforceable Limits
From: Sierra "The relocations also come saddled with environmental implications. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be headquartered in Colorado, a move critics say will help private interests wield influence over public lands. Meanwhile,...
Impact of Proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Redefinition on Wetlands and Waters in New Mexico
BLM Fires 21-Year Veteran Whistleblower Rather than Curtailing Illegal Grazing
From: Santa Fe New Mexican “Jeff Ruch, executive director of the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said the idea of moving BLM’s headquarters “seems more of a political stunt than a thoughtful proposal.”" Read more . . . Read the PEER...