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 Director. 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.
PEER IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION
EPA Identifies Around 120,000 Potential PFAS Sites in U.S. – Far More Than Ever
Pollution Permits Improperly Issued; Managers Took “Unjustified” Actions
Worst in West: Two-Thirds of Assessed BLM Allotments Badly Overgrazed
Rulemaking Petition Presses Park Service to Ban Plastic Water Bottle Sales
Vendetta against Veteran Environmental Analyst Takes Strange New Turn
State Funds and Staff Used to Undermine Governor and Wolf Advocates
State Fails to Control Coal Plant Emissions Endangering Public Health
Several mines in Colorado received unlawful air permits that do not comply with air quality standards as a result of false emissions data.
Air permits for the Cherokee Power Plant and Pawnee Generating Station were both issued under faulty air modeling and a disregard of multi-year emissions overages.
$1.2 billion project started in August 2018, to widen I-70 from 6 lanes to 8 lanes near Commerce City, Colorado.
The allegations against the CDPHE implicate the air permit renewal for the Suncor Energy oil refinery in Commerce City.
Colorado has been undermining its own air pollution experts for years in favor of easing requirements for polluters.
Illegal Cherokee Plant Emission Permit Worsens Environmental Justice Gap
Transfer Will Fuel Sprawl, Aggravating Water and Resource Woes
Air Modelers Request Federal Intervention and Whistleblower Protection
State Inaction on Coal Plant Emissions Endangering Public Health
"One of the final gifts of the Trump administration to industrial polluters was to give the green light for fertilizer manufacturers to sell their toxic waste for government road construction. This decision overturned a 31-year U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ban...
Phosphogypsum Use in Roadbuilding Previously Prohibited Due to Risks of Cancer, Genetic Damage
Public lands in Nevada are being leased for oil and gas extraction despite little financial benefits to government but big losses to the public
PEER and 70 Conservation Organizations, Representing 16 Million Americans, Endorse Colorado Wolf Restoration
PEER and 70 conservation organizations have endorsed the concept of the restoration of the gray wolf to Colorado, which is called for by Proposition 114.