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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION WASTED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN KLAMATH BASIN

From: The Siskiyou Daily News “Two federal agencies are at odds over the expenditure of millions of dollars in the Klamath Basin, according to an audit report recently released by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of the Inspector General.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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KLAMATH IRRIGATORS’ ILLEGAL PIGGY BANK BROKEN UP

From: Sonoran News ““Basically, the Bureau of Reclamation became an illicit ATM for favored special interests,” stated PEER Senior Counsel Paula Dinerstein, noting that these illegal payments would be continuing if Reclamation employees had not blown the whistle. “To add injury to insult, these improper subsidies were used to aggravate environmental damage by draining shrinking groundwater...
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NOISE TRASH AND YELLOWSTONE

From: Idaho Mountain Express “The map is an analysis of coverage areas of cell service providers by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The map shows that the National Park Service’s Wireless Communications Services Plan of 2009 is just useless paper.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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KLAMATH IRRIGATORS SHOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN $32M FROM FEDERAL AGENCY: REPORT

From: OPB ““In order for the federal government to give money to an outside agency such as KWAPA, there has to be a specific law authorizing them to give that money,” said attorney Paula Dinerstein of the whistleblower group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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KLAMATH NONPROFIT SPENDING ‘A WASTE OF FUNDS’

From: Greenwire “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which represented whistleblower Reclamation biologists Todd Pederson and Keith Schultz in their allegations against the agency, said today that the agency “became an illicit ATM for favored special interests.”” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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‘LEAKED REPORT’ RAISES IRE OF WATER USERS

From: Herald & News “The Public Employees Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed the whistleblower disclosure in February 2015 on behalf of Todd Pederson, a BOR natural resource specialist, and Keith Schultz, a former BOR fisheries biologist. The claim alleges the BOR has misused funds designated to improve fish and wildlife habitat in the Klamath Basin.” Read more...
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RECREATIONAL LAND REQUIREMENT NO LONGER PART OF DUNES PROJECT PLAN

From: Chicago Tribune “The letter also raised the ire of Washington, D.C.-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which has been working to ensure that the NPS gave the project at the state park full review. Paula Dinerstein, senior counsel for PEER, had a series of questions about the NPS’s decision in a Tuesday letter to officials...
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THE CLEAN AIR ACT WAS SUPPOSED TO PROTECT US. HERE’S WHY IT’S NOT

From: Huffington Post “Florida’s chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which advocates for stronger enforcement, blamed Scott’s business-friendly politics for a “severely crippled” department that allows polluters to skirt citations.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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GRAZING MAY HAVE HARMED A QUARTER OF FEDERAL RANGELAND

From: Greenwire “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility released the data yesterday. The watchdog nonprofit had filed an administrative complaint when BLM discontinued releasing the land assessments after 2012. But earlier this year, the agency reversed that decision and recently handed PEER data for 2013 through 2015.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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