PEER Blog

BLOG: Proposed Definition of ‘Habitat’ Could Spell Trouble for Marine Life 

by Guest Contributor | October 26, 2020
Proposed Definition of ‘Habitat’ Could Spell Trouble for Marine Life  What do right whales, loggerhead sea turtles and the western snowy plover have in common? All three of these species ply the waters off America’s coasts, and all face pressure from climate change. And soon, the ...

BLOG: Is Pendley Indispensable at BLM or Just Undetectable?

by Jeff Ruch | October 9, 2020
A federal court in Montana is now determining which of William Pendley's actions as illegal head of the BLM should be invalidated ...

Op-Ed | Should We Stop Spraying for Mosquitoes During the Pandemic?

by Kyla Bennett | October 7, 2020
Should we be using pesticides when spraying for mosquitoes that may compromise someone’s respiratory system during a pandemic ...

BLOG: EPA’s Embalmed Formaldehyde Report 

by Kevin Bell | October 2, 2020
The EPA’s Formaldehyde Report has still not seen the light of day, despite what the EPA says ...

BLOG: Pendley Debacle Unmasks David Bernhardt’s Legal Charades

by Jeff Ruch | September 30, 2020
Judge rules WIlliam Pendley cannot serve as a de facto Director of the BLM despite the anemic arguments to the contrary by David Bernhardt ...

BLOG: COVID-19 Pressure on FDA and CDC Accelerate as Election Nears

by Tim Whitehouse | September 29, 2020
White House pressuring the FDA and CDC to ignore science and stick to political messaging on the COVID-19 pandemic ...

BLOG: BLM Forges Ahead With Nevada Oil and Gas Leasing

by Chandra Rosenthal | September 22, 2020
Public lands in Nevada are being leased for oil and gas extraction despite little financial benefits to government but big losses to the public ...

BLOG: Climate Denier David Legates Joins NOAA

by Tim Whitehouse | September 18, 2020
NOAA appointee Legates is unqualified, illegally appointed, and an eager spokesperson for anti-science/climate denier crusaders ...

BLOG: Another Roll-Back That the Oil and Gas Industry Hoped You Wouldn’t Notice

by Chandra Rosenthal | September 16, 2020
The Forest Service hopes to pass a new rule making it easier for private companies to drill for oil and gas on our national forest systems ...

BLOG: The Whistleblower Protection Act is Dead

by Jeff Ruch | September 10, 2020
Major issues with the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), including a large backlog of cases, have rendered the Whistleblower Protection Act dead ...

Op-Ed: Science protections must be enforceable

by Jeff Ruch | September 6, 2020
“Recognizing that things have gotten so out of hand, Congress must enact new, strong enforcement mechanisms to free us from the grip of “alternative facts.” Failure to do so will mean we did not learn the hard lesson of the Trump experience and we have left the door open for it ...

PEER Testifies Before Colorado Oil and Gas Commission

by Kyla Bennett | September 4, 2020
Kyla Bennett testified in front of the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission to require a robust analysis of the impacts of oil and gas development ...

BLOG: BLM Needs a Future Far Brighter Than Its Past 

by Jeff Ruch | August 26, 2020
Under the Trump administration, BLM has declined even further than in previous decades. We hope for a brighter future for BLM, which is so needed ...

BLOG: EPA’s Latest Toxic PFAS Whitewash Revealed

by Tim Whitehouse | August 25, 2020
EPA delayed and continues to delay release of its interactive PFAS map, which shows local sources of PFAS, forever chemicals linked to cancer ...

Op-Ed | Public Lands Are Key to Fighting Climate Change

by Tim Whitehouse | August 17, 2020
A new administration must stop address climate change, stop the fossil fuel madness and rapidly work to heal our degraded public lands ...

BLOG: What is the EPA Hiding?

by Kevin Bell |
The EPA is crippling the Environmental Appeals Board, disempowering communities and enabling polluters ...

Trump’s Temporary Insanity

by Jeff Ruch | August 12, 2020
Trump's latest attempt to avoid the Senate’s confirmation process is Lanny Erdos of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement ...

PEER Outlines Plan to Get Park Service Back on Track

by Guest Contributor | August 5, 2020
PEER outlines the critical steps that the National Park Service must take in order to return the agency to its original mission and move into the future ...

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s Autocratic Power Grab

by Peter Jenkins | August 3, 2020
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s Autocratic Power Grab In an obscure announcement on July 22nd about President Trump’s border wall obsession, the Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, stated that he was handing 66 acres managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the ...

BLOG: Don’t Mention COVID-19 at NOAA

by Kyla Bennett | July 22, 2020
NOAA has informed its employees to avoid mentions of COVID-19 in publicly available documents as the hyper-political White House attempts to win reelection ...