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It’s Time to Take on Interior Department Corruption

It’s Time to Take on Interior Department Corruption

The COVID-19 crisis may have sent most of America into lockdown, but not the Interior Department, where the Trump administration practices no social or ethical distancing with the fossil fuel industry and other polluting friends.    As the virus sweeps the country,...

Lawsuit Seeks Ouster of  Park Service and BLM Leaders  

For Immediate Release:  Monday, May 11, 2020 Contacts: Peter Jenkins, PEER  (202) 265-4189 pjenkins@peer.org; Erik Molvar, Western Watersheds Project  (307) 399-7910, emolvar@westernwatersheds.org; Kirsten Stade, PEER  kstade@peer.org Violations of Constitution and...
Can National Parks Practice Social Distancing?

Can National Parks Practice Social Distancing?

The still unfolding pandemic has underlined the public health risks that national parks and refuges pose both to the visiting public and their own employees. Over the past few weeks, more than 140 park units have shuttered with more closing every day. For the very...
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...