coronavirus

PEERMail: Anti-Science Agenda Getting a Green Light

PEERMail: Anti-Science Agenda Getting a Green Light

Much of the world is shocked by the botched response of the United States to the coronavirus outbreak. Responsibility for this fiasco lies with President Trump and politicians like Senate leader Mitch McConnell who have a long history working feverishly to gut funding...
BLOG: How Mitch McConnell Gutted the Pandemic Response

BLOG: How Mitch McConnell Gutted the Pandemic Response

On March 23, Sen. Mitch McConnell took the Senate floor to excoriate opponents who were trying to amend the COVID-19 bill to include accountability and transparency measures, including an independent oversight board, and an elimination of a provision in the bill that...
PEER Letter to Suspend Action During Coronavirus Crisis

PEER Letter to Suspend Action During Coronavirus Crisis

A coalition of more than 90 conservation groups issued a letter to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on Monday, March 23, 2020, urging the department to “suspend major policy changes, changes to regulations, oil and gas lease sales and public comment...
BLOG: Self-Dealing, COVID-19 and the Public Trust

BLOG: Self-Dealing, COVID-19 and the Public Trust

Reports that U.S. Senators sold millions of dollars in stock after receiving non-public information during Congressional briefings in January and February on the coronavirus threat should come as no surprise given the endemic self-dealing by government leaders. These...

Coronavirus Leaves National Parks in Leaderless Limbo   

For Immediate Release:  Monday, March 23, 2020 Contact:  Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Park Entrance Fees Waived as Visitor Centers Shuttered and Staff Telework Washington, DC — National parks are getting mixed messages, as visitor centers are closing while the...