Department of Interior

News Releases

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

U.S. SPECIAL COUNSEL BLASTS KLAMATH IRRIGATOR SLUSH FUND

Findings of Illegality and Waste Fail to Spark Bureau of Reclamation Reform

PARK SERVICE CENSORED IN COMMUNICATING WITH CONGRESS

Park Concerns with Pending Bill Stifled by Junior Trump Political Operative

INTERIOR NOT TOP-HEAVY ENOUGH TO RELIEVE FIELD

National Park and Refuge HQ and Regional Offices Smaller Than Under Bush

INTERIOR NOMINEE TIED TO ARCTIC REFUGE SCIENTIFIC FRAUD

Bernhardt Aided Misleading Congress about Oil Drilling Effects in Arctic Refuge

ZINKE POISED TO REPEAT NATIONAL BISON RANGE MISTAKES

Ceding Refuge Management to Tribe Is Illegal; Fraught with Headaches and Disputes

FATE OF BISON RANGE IN INTERIOR SECRETARY ZINKE’S HANDS

Lawsuit to Block Transfer at Critical Stage as Refuge Withers on Starvation Diet

REMINDERS WHY PALIN WOULD BE TERRIBLE INTERIOR SECRETARY

Her Alaskan Record Reflects Rabid Anti-Science Approach to Environmental Issues



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