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DUELING LAWS AT PLAY IN WHETHER INTERIOR APPOINTMENTS ARE LEGAL

From: National Parks Traveler

“In essence, said Michael Nixon, PEER's strategic programs director, while the 1998 Reform Act did provide for some agency exceptions that allowed appointments…

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP CHARGES INTERIOR WITH ILLEGALLY FILLING TOP VACANCIES

From: Government Executive

“The current top officers at the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management are working “in blatant violation…

GROUP CLAIMS ACTING NATIONAL PARK SERVICE DIRECTOR APPOINTED ILLEGALLY

From: National Parks Traveler

“In its claim, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility contends that Mr. Smith's appointment was in violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform…

ENVIRO WATCHDOG SAYS DOI TEMP OFFICIALS ARE ILLEGAL

From: Law360

“In a complaint filed with the DOI's inspector general, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility claims that the acting heads of the BLM, FWS and NPS are serving…

IT'S TIME FOR TRUMP TO HIRE MORE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS

From: Splinter

“In the letter, the organization, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), claims that Trump and Zinke have violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act…


News Releases

FEDS TO PROBE DELTA TUNNEL MISUSE OF GRANT FUNDS

Inspector General to Audit California Water Resources Handling of Federal Aid

OREGON REFUGE STANDOFF LATEST EXTREMIST JIHAD

Federal Inaction for 19 Months on Bundy Spawns More Militia Confrontations

INTERIOR INSPECTOR GENERAL NEEDS NEW LEADER

Politicized, Misguided, and Shrouded Probes Should Disqualify Kendall

FEDERAL PROBE INTO KLAMATH IRRIGATOR CONTRACTS ORDERED

U.S. Special Counsel Directs Interior to Justify Legality and Purpose of Payments

BATTLE MOUNTAIN GRAZING SETTLEMENT SOWS SEEDS OF DISCORD

Rancher Rewarded for Defiant Trespass as BLM Avoids Enforcement at All Costs