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Following are recent press clips from national publications that relate to PEER issues, campaigns and news releases.

EPA cancels race-related training sessions

“EPA postponed upcoming race-related training sessions after the White House ordered the agencies to suspend what it called “anti-American propaganda” across the federal government. Kyla Bennett, a director at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, suspected the training sessions were playing out differently across the regional offices. In Region 1, for instance, the training officer sent...
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DOJ asks court to dismiss lawsuit challenging Pendley appointment

“The Trump administration is asking a federal court to throw out a lawsuit challenging the authority of William Perry Pendley and Margaret Everson to lead the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service, respectively. In essence, DOJ argues, each of the two plaintiffs — Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and Western Watersheds Project...
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Dump Suit Over Agency Leadership Roles, Feds Say

“The Trump administration has urged a D.C. federal court to toss a suit accusing it of unlawfully filling leadership roles at the Bureau of Land Management and National Park Service without…” Read the PEER Story…
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Talking Points: Autumn 2020

“With only 400 left in existence, the North Atlantic right whale has now been officially listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Of the remaining whales, only 100 are breeding females, putting the risk of extinction in even starker relief. The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) recently called...
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Daily on Energy: Top House Republican blasts Trump’s ‘awful’ offshore drilling ban

“Democrats leading the House Natural Resources Committee plan to join a lawsuit accusing Interior Secretary David Bernhardt of illegally authorizing William Pendley to act in the role of director of the Bureau of Land Management without Senate confirmation. Chairman Raul Grijalva told the Washington Examiner’s Nihal Krishan in an interview that his committee plans to...
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House roundtable rips Pendley, looks to ‘BLM 2.0’

“House Democrats torched William Perry Pendley and his ongoing stint at the Bureau of Land Management helm yesterday, calling him a “bigot” and an “anti-Teddy Roosevelt” bent on marginalizing conservation of federal and tribal lands. Some of the sharpest criticism in the online roundtable came from Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), who noted that Pendley has...
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Trump flips on offshore drilling

“Trump on Tuesday officially withdrew William Perry Pendley’s nomination for director of the Bureau of Land Management, although he remains the de facto head of the agency. The administration said in August it would withdraw the nomination, but was waiting until the Senate returned to make it official. Despite the withdrawal, House Democrats will keep...
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Dems, activists talk Pendley’s ‘unfitness’ to lead BLM

“House Natural Resources Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is following through on his pledge to have his committee ramp up pressure on the Trump administration to remove William Perry Pendley from atop the Bureau of Land Management. Grijalva, along with Reps. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), will hold an online roundtable tomorrow focusing on...
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Science protections must be enforceable

“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 to be repeated.” Read...
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Building Community and Sustainable Food Systems in Bayview, CA

“Bayview-Hunters Point, California, a site of nuclear contamination, is one of the biggest environmental injustices in United States history, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. To address the environmental and health risks of the area, community members are working together to create the organic urban farm, Dragonspunk Grows. After the Cold War, the U.S....
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