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

Bucks-Montco Group Joins Nationwide Petition to Designate PFAs as Hazardous Waste

“Thousands of residents from Bucks and Montgomery counties have joined communities across the country in a national petition demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency regulate a toxic class of chemicals known as PFAS. The petition demands that the EPA list dozens of the chemicals as hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to...
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The FCC’s Approval of SpaceX’s Starlink Mega Constellation May Have Been Unlawful

“A battle for the sky is raging, and the heavens are losing. Upcoming mega constellations of satellites, designed to blanket Earth orbit in spacecraft beaming high-speed Internet around the world, risk filling the firmament with tens of thousands of moving points of light, forever changing our view of the cosmos. Astronomers who rely on unsullied...
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GLRI: Good news for the Great Lakes

“In a Trump administration that some say has been bleak for the environment, there is good news for the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative was included in the 2020 federal budget, and for the first time, its funding level has increased to $320 million from $300 million. The budget was passed by the...
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William Pendley Should Not Be Acting Administrator of the Bureau of Land Management

“Earlier this month, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt extended William Pendley’s appointment as the Acting Director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for another three months. The BLM has not had a Senate-confirmed permanent director at any point during the Trump administration. It is pretty clear why Mr. Pendley has not been formally nominated for...
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OIG Report On Residential Environmental Learning Centers Called Misleading

“A report that highlighted flaws with how the National Park Service oversees Residential Environmental Learning Centers mischaracterized how those nonprofit operations work and failed to reflect the benefits they bring to the parks and their visitors, according to some of the organizations that operate those centers.” Read the PEER Story…
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Pendley Future Atop BLM up in Air as He Readies to Open GJ Office

“A busy start to the new year awaits the Bureau of Land Management’s acting director. William Perry Pendley plans to be in Grand Junction on Thursday as staff begin operating out of the agency’s new national headquarters office in Grand Junction. Meanwhile, his future status as the head of the agency should be known by...
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National Park Service Improperly Ok’d Expensive Weddings, Yoga Classes for Nonprofits, Watchdog Finds

“Some federally subsidized nonprofit groups contracted to provide various educational activities to the public have strayed from their mission by offering weddings, wine-tasting events and yoga classes, an audit by the Interior Department’s Office of the Inspector General found. The National Parks Service, which partnered with the groups to operate Residential Environmental Learning Centers at various parks,...
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E-Bike Advocates’ Influence Questioned

“WASHINGTON, D.C. — A series of meetings between e-bike industry lobbyists and federal officials has been terminated due to legal concerns, according to documents obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility under the Freedom of Information Act. The rules governing use of e-bikes in Acadia National Park has been a hot topic this year; now,...
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