PEER Blog

BLOG | Deep-Sea Mining for Metals: Treading Carefully on the Path Toward Renewables

by Katherine Wilkin | June 8, 2021
Demand for metals and minerals that make up critical components of clean energy technology are on the rise ...

BLOG | Scientists Will Urge Biden to Go Big on Ocean Protection

by Guest Contributor | June 2, 2021
Scientists’ letter urges the administration to prioritize highly threatened, productive continental shelf waters for protection. Sign the letter ...

BLOG | What’s Going on With Colorado Air Quality?

by Chandra Rosenthal | May 24, 2021
Colorado has been undermining its own air pollution experts for years in favor of easing requirements for polluters ...

BLOG | Endangered Species Day: In Praise of the Combat Biologists

by Peter Jenkins | May 21, 2021
Combat biologists have helped ensure the success of the Endangered Species Act, working tirelessly for even the most humble creature ...

BLOG | New England States Must Act on PFAS in Pesticides

by Tim Whitehouse | May 20, 2021
PFAS laden pesticides being sprayed aerially to control mosquitoes is yet another exposure to this ubiquitous forever chemical ...

BLOG | Beefalo Befuddlement in Grand Canyon

by Jeff Ruch | May 17, 2021
Grand Canyon's plan to "lethally remove" 12 beefalo from its herd is fraught with ambiguity and lacking in scientific rationale ...

Op-Ed | The Park Service Has Lost Its Conservation Compass

by Jeff Ruch |
The Park Service has cut programmatic work on conservation of species like endangered sea turtles - what will it take for NPS to turn itself around ...

BLOG | Dunn Landfill’s Environmental Injustice

by Monica Mercola | May 13, 2021
Dunn Landfill in New York impacts the residents of Rensselaer with problems like truck traffic, odor, dust and leachate ...

BLOG | Migratory Birds Get a Lift with Proposed Rule Reversal

by Tim Whitehouse | May 11, 2021
To protect migratory birds and other living things, we not only need stronger environmental laws, but stronger IGs to ensure compliance ...

BLOG | Haaland’s Bold Move Forward at Interior

by Chandra Rosenthal | April 29, 2021
Structural changes within the Department of Interior will further Secretary Haaland’s goals of tackling the climate crisis and conservation ...

Statement | Earth Day 2021: Celebrating Environmental Whistleblowers

by Tim Whitehouse | April 22, 2021
PEER recognizes whistleblowers as critical resources in environmental, public health, and public lands management. Earth Day 2021 ...

Op-Ed | Reversing Scientific Integrity’s Race to the Bottom

by Tim Whitehouse | April 21, 2021
Biden's order to review federal agencies' scientific integrity policies must include certain provisions to work - suppression of science is a major problem ...

BLOG | Green Energy: An Eco-Price for Fighting Climate Change

by Guest Contributor | April 20, 2021
Increasing wind energy production, a necessity for clean energy goals, will impact navigation, endangered species, marine mammals and fisheries ...

BLOG | Pricing Carbon

by Guest Contributor | April 16, 2021
Guest Contributor: Keith Kozloff - Putting a price on carbon should be part of the policy mix because it offers the most comprehensive, efficient, and fair means of getting control over our carbon emissions ...

BLOG | It’s Time to Ban Most PFAS Uses

by Monica Mercola | April 14, 2021
Congress needs to step up and ban all but essential uses of PFAS and hold polluters accountable. Every delay in regulation increases exposure ...

BLOG | Cottontail, Dead at 12

by Tim Whitehouse | April 6, 2021
A 12 year old male North Atlantic right whale, one of around 350 left in the world, is presumed dead after becoming entangled in fishing gear ...

BLOG | Biden Administration Choices will Determine the Future of the Federal Workforce

by Guest Contributor | March 30, 2021
Guest Contributor: John Martin - Department of Interior leadership and missions have been severely compromised and highly polarized over the past four years ...

BLOG | Mining: An Eco-Price for Fighting Climate Change

by Guest Contributor | March 24, 2021
Hardrock mining for minerals like lithium is no more sustainable than fracking for natural gas. Inflicting more damage is not the answer to climate change ...

Let’s Resist the Temptation to “Improve” Wilderness

by Guest Contributor | March 19, 2021
In designated wilderness areas, management means protecting the resource and natural processes, sometimes this means less access instead of more ...

BLOG | Supreme Court FOIA Decision and Official Candor

by Jeff Ruch | March 16, 2021
The recent Supreme Court decision makes government less transparent by shielding scientific conclusions from disclosure unless they are finally adopted by agency decision-makers ...