Conservation Area No Longer Safe for Right Whales

President Trump just announced that he was rescinding protections in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Marine Monument off the New England coast, one of only five Marine Monuments in the country. The 5,000 square mile area east of Cape Cod was closed to...
BLOG: Opposing the EPA Plan to Restrict Science

BLOG: Opposing the EPA Plan to Restrict Science

The old saying that ignorance is bliss is no longer operative. In the current climate, ignorance can kill you. A prime example of embracing ignorance can be found in a pending EPA plan to restrict science originally pushed in Republican legislation sponsored by the...
Groups Petition EPA to Regulate PFAS Waste

Groups Petition EPA to Regulate PFAS Waste

The absence of any federal standards for tracking and managing wastes contaminated with toxic per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) poses a major and growing threat to our health, water, and soil. That is why, on January 15, 2020, on behalf of the Green Science...
BLOG: Dark Waters and the Threat of PFAS Chemicals

BLOG: Dark Waters and the Threat of PFAS Chemicals

We aren’t usually in the movie promotion business, but we did want to tell you about the movie Dark Waters and how it relates to our work at PEER. Dark Waters is a recently released movie based on a true story about a lawyer and a community who fought DuPont chemical...
BLOG: WOTUS Redefinition: New York

BLOG: WOTUS Redefinition: New York

Impact of proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) redefinition on wetlands and waters in New York: a case study The Trump Administration’s draconian proposal to redefine waters of the United States will wreak havoc on the wetlands and waters of New York. Given that New...