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PEERMail: Exploding in a Neighborhood Near You

PEERMail: Exploding in a Neighborhood Near You

Politicians of both parties cite America’s crumbling bridges, dams, and other public infrastructure but few say anything about our aging industrial infrastructure.  Consider: Most all of America’s 148 refineries were built before 1985.  Most all suffer from aging...

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PEERMail: PEER in Review 2019

PEERMail: PEER in Review 2019

With 2019 almost over, we wanted to share some of the things we are most proud of and thank you for all the support you have given us the past year. We couldn't have done any of it without you. Many of the best things we do at PEER, we cannot talk about. Working...

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PEERMail: Bureaucratic High Crimes and Misdemeanors

PEERMail: Bureaucratic High Crimes and Misdemeanors

While the House wrestles with impeachment, executive branch agencies are daily flouting the law – usually under orders from political appointees – with little accountability and even less consequence. Consider some recent examples with which PEER is currently...

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PEERMail: Civil Service Crucible

PEERMail: Civil Service Crucible

The House impeachment hearings showcased our federal civil service as a true national asset. Conscientious, knowledgeable, and highly professional, the witnesses exhibited the best qualities of public service, amidst pointed, sometimes vicious, political pushback....

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PEERMail: Huge Victory by PEER

PEERMail: Huge Victory by PEER

Why would Massachusetts spend millions to control and remove toxic PFAS from its waters, while at the same time let the EPA approve the discharge of massive amounts of PFAS into the Merrimack River?

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PEERMail: Whistleblowers Turning the Tide

PEERMail: Whistleblowers Turning the Tide

From the unfolding impeachment inquiry to court cases across the country, whistleblowers are a growing and critical force for keeping us a nation of laws. Blowing the whistle takes courage because these truth-tellers put a lot at risk, from their careers to their...

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PEERMail: EPA Weaponizing Water

PEERMail: EPA Weaponizing Water

Last week, EPA's Inspector General slammed the agency for repeatedly looking the other way when public water systems don't inform their customers of violations that could jeopardize their health. The IG found that EPA does a poor job of oversight and of warning the...

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PEERMail: Fighting for the Planet in Court

PEERMail: Fighting for the Planet in Court

Because Donald Trump's policy initiatives rely largely on "alternative facts," his operatives must suppress or distort the factual research conducted by the federal government's scientists, economists, and other subject matter specialists. Their disregard for the work...

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PEERMail: BLM’s Darkest Days Cloud Your Future

PEERMail: BLM’s Darkest Days Cloud Your Future

The Trump Administration’s effort to crush the federal civil service has hit the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hard. The BLM manages nearly 250 million acres of public land, an astonishingly diverse landscape of mountains, forests, deserts, grasslands and...

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