New Numbers May Be Death Knell for Big Locks Project
PEER's environmental work is solely directed by the needs of its members. As a consequence, we have the distinct honor of serving resource professionals who daily cast profiles in courage in cubicles across the country.
News Releases for Illinois
Third NAS Report Is Scalding -- Most Critical
$70 Million "Draft" Is Internally Inconsistent, Intentionally Inaccurate & Incomplete
Both Barge Traffic and Congestion Continue to Drop as Senate Vote Nears
"Twice Cooked Pork" Report Released
IN BUDGET BUSTING MOVE, CORPS OF ENGINEERS PROPOSES MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR MISSISSIPPI RIVER LOCK EXPANSION
Conservation Groups Oppose Project
Army Corps Civil Works Program Slashed
Need for New Locks Fading
NAS Tells Corps to Take Controversial Project Back to the Drawing Board
Economic Plan on Controversial $2.5 Billion Project Flawed
PEER does not have an Illinois field office, but if you would like to start one, let us know.
As a service organization, PEER relies on current or former agency employees to point out issues to work on. If you work for a resource management agency, and you struggle with:
- political interference with science-based decisions,
- undue influence of industry into permitting decisions,
- a management hostile to the conservation views of staff,
- censorship of job-related opinions, or anti-government threats from your community
PEER can help!
Our job is to deliver the problem to your agency decision-makers and the public while protecting the anonymity of the messenger. This may be as simple as a letter from PEER to your supervisor that says, "we're watching," or as complex as a legal challenge to your administration. To see examples of common tactics we've used in other states, check out our agency surveys, white papers and news releases.
As with all of our work, every project is employee directed. That means you call the shots.
For more information, contact PEER at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 265-7337.