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PEERMail is our biweekly newsletter – find out what PEER has been up to and keep track of the latest environmental news.

PEERMail: Anti-Science Agenda Getting a Green Light

PEERMail: Anti-Science Agenda Getting a Green Light

Much of the world is shocked by the botched response of the United States to the coronavirus outbreak. Responsibility for this fiasco lies with President Trump and politicians like Senate leader Mitch McConnell who have a long history working feverishly to gut funding...

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PEERMail: Bungling Public Health in a Pandemic

PEERMail: Bungling Public Health in a Pandemic

The United States’ bungled response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus points to a rapid decline in our government’s ability to anticipate and respond to emerging and existing public health threats. It highlights how, now more than ever, we need groups like PEER...

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PEERMail: Out of Sight – Not Out of Mind

PEERMail: Out of Sight – Not Out of Mind

Until enactment of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (also known as the Ocean Dumping Act) in October 1972, the U.S. routinely dumped high-level radioactive, medical, and other military and industrial wastes into the sea. As a result, America’s...

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PEERMail: Trump’s Tree Huggers

PEERMail: Trump’s Tree Huggers

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, some crazy new Trump stunt gob-smacks you back into stupefaction. The latest comes via EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, who penned an op-ed in USA Today entitled “One Trillion Trees Initiative will build on President Donald...

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PEERMail: The Worst One Yet

PEERMail: The Worst One Yet

Of the estimated 95 Trump environmental rollbacks, perhaps none is as dangerous as the latest attempt to gut the Clean Water Act. The plan to cut back clean water protections will— Leave 60% of currently protected streams, pools, and wetlands (and up to 90% in the...

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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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