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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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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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