Department of Interior

News Releases

VACUUM IN VACANCIES ACT POLICING

GAO Is Lackadaisical in Detecting and Reporting Illegal Acting Appointments

ZINKE ORDERS BROAD ROLLBACK OF WILDLIFE PROTECTIONS

Agencies Ordered to Defer to State Hunting and Fishing Practices Whenever Possible

LAWSUIT TO PENETRATE ALASKA PETROLEUM CONTROVERSY

Premature Disclosure of New NPRA Estimates Led to Resignation in Ethics Protest

ZINKE SHOWS NO SIGN OF EMPOWERING THE FIELD

Interior Secretary Routinely Preempts Local Decision-Making

LEGAL CLOUD LOOMS OVER INTERIOR DEPARTMENT ACTIONS

Legitimacy of Acting Directors of Parks, BLM, and Fish & Wildlife Remains in Doubt

TEMPORARY INTERIOR DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS ILLEGAL

All Decisions by Acting Park Service, BLM, and Fish & Wildlife Heads Legally Void

ZINKE CLUELESS ON INTERIOR’S HARASSMENT CULTURE

Survey Shows Widespread Reports of Reprisal and Complaint Suppression

ZINKE COMMANDEERED BOAT FOR CHANNEL ISLANDS JAUNT

Diverted to Pick Up Wife, Aunt, and Guests He Classified as “Technical Experts”

MONUMENT MIASMA FROM VAGUE ZINKE MEMO

Contradictions, Legal Questions, and Confusion Cloud Zinke Monument Review

U.S. BUREAU OF RECLAMATION NOW BEYOND RECLAMATION

More Than $100 Million Misused Yet No Repayments, Reforms or Reprimands



White Papers
Tortoise on the Half-ShellEnvironmental Malpractice at Mojave National Preserve (November 1999)
Details an inside account about how a federal agency legally dedicated to conservation has abdicated its responsibilities to the direct detriment of the natural resources and wildlife in its care. As a consequence of political presure and bureaucratic inertia, legal mandates have been flaunted, critical scientific data ignored and park managers have taken the posture that grazing at Mojave NP is, and will likely remain, unmonitored, unregulated and untouchable. more >>

War of AttritionSabotage of the Endangered Series Act by the U.S. Department of Interior (December 1997)
The U.S. Department of the Interior consistently ignores its own scientists' recommendations to list species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). To stall discussion and shift the burden, the Department of the Interior is waiting for Congressional approval for a reauthorization bill that would greatly weaken the act. more >>

Surveys
2005  Interior Biologists Told To Fundraise

Other PEER Activities
Protest of Nomination of Craig Manson, for Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks