Pruitt’s EPA: Public Told “No Harmful Health Effects” from Radiation Exposure

Washington, DC — In a startling public health reversal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is now declaring that radiation exposures equivalent to as many as 5,000 chest x-rays “usually result in no harmful health effects,” according to an… Read More

Trump Won’t Drain The Swamp or Protect our Water

Washington, DC — The Trump effort to slash the scope of Clean Water Act protections is unprecedented, underhanded, and unsupported by a factual record, according to public comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The… Read More

Wisconsin Hounders Illegally Harassing Gray Wolves

Criminal Complaint Cites State Payments for Hunting Dogs Killed in Wolf Clashes   Washington, DC — Hunters unleashing packs of dogs to tree bears in Wisconsin woods are criminally harassing gray wolves in violation of the Endangered Species… Read More

Trump to Strip Restrictions That Include Killing Wolf Pups In Dens

Washington, DC — The Trump administration is taking aim at restrictions on recreational hunting and trapping inside parks and refuges in Alaska, according to directives posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The regulations limit questionable… Read More

Fate of Bison Range in Interior Secretary’s Hands

Lawsuit to Block Transfer at Critical Stage as Refuge Withers on Starvation Diet   Washington, DC — It is now up to new Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to decide how the government will respond to the Public Employees… Read More

LISTEN: PEER’S Jeff Ruch on the Sojourner Truth Radio Show

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio show was PEER executive director Jeff Ruch. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is a national alliance of local state and federal resource professionals. Ruch and show host… Read More

Judge green lights whistleblower claim against USDA by pesticide researcher

The Washington Post recently reported that a prominent scientist in the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service has just cleared the first hurdle in an ongoing whistleblower claim against the agency. According to reporter Steve Volk, Judge Patricia M. Miller rejected the… Read More

The winner will receive an 11×14 archival print of this photo of a ringed kingfisher overlooking the ancient araucaria forest in Parque Huerquehue in Chile. Ringed kingfishers require large bodies of clean water and dense forest and migrate between the US and Chile.

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