Maryland Groups Begin Campaign to Clean Up State Renewable Energy Standard

by Susan Sargent | October 27, 2021
Today, 13 environmental and social justice groups announced the creation of the Reclaim Renewable Energy Coalition (Reclaim REC); formed to clean up Maryland’s Renewable portfolio standard (RPS). Maryland’s RPS was created by the state legislature in 2004 as a way to ramp up the ...

Wolf Advocates Organize to Restore Protections for the Persecuted Species

by Susan Sargent | October 26, 2021
While wolf advocates await a decision from USFWS, some wildlife activists are pursuing a parallel strategy of trying to use financial pressure to compel states to drop their anti-wolf laws. The Global Indigenous Council, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the Center for ...

Letter to House Subcommittee – Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act – 10-26-2021 (PDF)

DESCRIPTION: Implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act TO: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change FROM: Tim Whitehouse, PEER Executive Director DATE: October 26, 2021 TAGS: EPA, chemical safety, toxic chemicals & ...

Colorado tightens air pollution rules after staff shake-up, whistleblower complaint

“We are encouraged that CDPHE is developing guidance that includes the expertise of their modeling staff,” Chandra Rosenthal, head of the Rocky Mountain PEER Council, said in an email. “However, in the current draft there are a couple of provisions that are backdoor exits for ...

EPA’s Pesticides Office Labeled as a Failure

Groups Push Array of Immediate Reforms ...