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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: 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

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 Clean Water Act in 1972. These...

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PEERMail: Shutdown Lesson for Employees – Stop Being Pawns

PEERMail: 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 ridiculous standoff, this hardly engenders warm and...

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PEERMail: The Shutdown’s Long-Term Costs

PEERMail: 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 paychecks, hardship is visited on...

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