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PEERMail: A Growing Water Crisis

PEERMail: A Growing Water Crisis

As two PEER staffers, we are here to let you know some of the water issues we are working on and why we are continuing to fight every day against the disastrous ideology that the government should go soft on polluters. EPA’s embrace of this ideology is laying the...

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PEERMail: Edging Closer to Extinction

PEERMail: Edging Closer to Extinction

Last week was an incredibly bad week for one of the most endangered whales in the world. Six North Atlantic right whales were found dead in and around the Gulf of Lawrence. Some of these animals, known to researchers for many years, were successful breeders and...

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PEERMail: Threats to Public Lands

PEERMail: Threats to Public Lands

By now, you have probably have heard about the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) decision to fire Craig Hoover, a long-time, highly respected range management veteran in Nevada. Mr. Hoover got on the wrong side of his management for reporting illegal grazing in the...

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PEERMail: Climate Alert

PEERMail: Climate Alert

At PEER, we’re on the front lines every day of the Trump Administration’s disastrous war on climate science. As a PEER staff attorney working on climate and science issues, I have prepared this special report of PEERNews on climate change to let you know what I do and...

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PEERMail: Bad Actors Abound

PEERMail: Bad Actors Abound

Although we expect the current Senate to cower as the President continues to erode that body’s Constitutional powers, we will continue to challenge these appointments

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PEERMail: Water Hypocrisy

PEERMail: Water Hypocrisy

With cronyism and influence peddling the norm in most government circles, we have been busier than ever. Below, you'll read about the Trump Administration's water hypocrisy, how industry giants now rule at Interior, why we are questioning the CDC on cancer, and a...

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PEERMail: PFAS Action is Inaction

PEERMail: PFAS Action is Inaction

Nowhere are the consequences of the Trump Administration’s purge of scientists and the stacking of government positions with industry lobbyist more apparent than in its handling of calls to regulate PFAS chemicals- or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

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PEERMail: Passing the Torch

PEERMail: Passing the Torch

Dear PEER Members, As all good things come to end, so too has my tenure as PEER Executive Director. It has been my distinct honor and almost unalloyed pleasure to have led PEER since 1997.  The next PEER-Mail you receive will come from our new Executive Director, Tim...

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PEERMail: At EPA Oversight Means Overlook

PEERMail: At EPA Oversight Means Overlook

At EPA Oversight Means Overlook In 1969, the Cuyahoga River famously caught fire with flames leaping five stories high billowing plumes of industrial waste. The incident galvanized the environmental movement, leading to enactment of a series of major laws, such as the...

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PEERMail: Shutdown Lesson for Employees – Stop Being Pawns

PEERMail: Shutdown Lesson for Employees – Stop Being Pawns

Shutdown Lesson for Employees - Stop Being Pawns This nightmarish government shutdown ended under a three-week truce as Trump threatens to do it again—for what would be the fourth government shutdown in two years. For federal employees caught in the middle of this...

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PEERMail: The Shutdown’s Long-Term Costs

PEERMail: The Shutdown’s Long-Term Costs

The Shutdown's Long-Term Costs Not only is this the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, it is also the dumbest. Incredibly, it is already the third shutdown during the relatively short but seemingly interminable Trump tenure. With the first round of missed...

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PEERMail: Closing Out Our 25th Year

PEERMail: Closing Out Our 25th Year

Closing Out Our 25th Year This year, PEER celebrated its 25th anniversary. While we are not a big organization, we have generated a track record of major accomplishments in that time. 2018 was no exception. During the past twelve months, for example, we – Exposed...

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PEERMail: Clean Water Apocalypse

PEERMail: Clean Water Apocalypse

Clean Water Apocalypse Each passing week, there is mounting competition for the most damaging environmental reversal proposed by the Trump administration. This week’s contestant may be the worst yet. In 2017, Trump ordered EPA to dramatically limit the scope of the...

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PEERMail: It Came From Outer Space

PEERMail: It Came From Outer Space

PEER may have helped avert an existential threat to the planet. This time the source was not Donald Trump but something possibly even worse – Silicon Valley greed.

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PEERMail: We Need More Than Oversight

PEERMail: We Need More Than Oversight

We Need More Than Oversight Don’t get me wrong. For the past two years, congressional oversight has been synonymous with congressional overlook. Scrutiny enforced by subpoena would be a welcome change. If the past two years show anything, it’s that inside the...

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