PEERMail

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

PEERMail: BLM Must Embrace Climate Solutions

PEERMail: BLM Must Embrace Climate Solutions

Beyond 2020: BLM Must Embrace Climate Solutions This isn't a great time. With a pandemic, huge blazes tearing across the West, and a record-setting hurricane season, this torrid year marches on, both frightening and tragic for so many people. With all of this swirling...

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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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