covid19

National Parks Epitomize Trump COVID Inconsistency

National Parks Epitomize Trump COVID Inconsistency

As more than 100 national park units have closed, hundreds more remain open in unevenly evolving situation that is confusing, at best. Unfortunately for all of us, this same stop-start approach is also characteristic of the Trump White House’s overall response to the...
BLOG: COVID-19 Power Grab

BLOG: COVID-19 Power Grab

Last week, President Trump signed the $2 trillion coronavirus bill meant to help Americans get through the COVID-19 crisis. From hospitals to small businesses to working Americans, the bill appropriated billions to different sectors of America that have been decimated...
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...