Press Clips

Following are recent press clips from national publications that relate to PEER issues, campaigns and news releases.


CRITICISM OF CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD CONTINUES

From: Chemical and Engineering News

"While OIG’s complaints have swayed Congress and led to the House committee’s investigation, the allegations are “a tempest in a teapot,” says Jeff…

GREENS CAN'T BLOCK OFF ROAD VEHICLE USE IN PARK

From: Courthouse News Service

"U.S. District Judge John E. Steele later consolidated the case with a lawsuit filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Florida Biodiversity…

GUV RACE SPARRING OVER PUBLIC LANDS LIKELY NOT CONSEQUENTIAL, BUT REVEALING

From: The Colorado Independent

"Many of Colorado’s large federal workforce — including members of watchdog groups like Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) -— would…

IMPENDING LAWSUIT LOOMS OVER SANTA MONICA-MALIBU SCHOOL BOARD

From: The Malibu Times

"Time is running out for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board of Education and Malibu parents to come to a resolution on PCB testing…

WATCHDOG GROUP: FEWER FINES LETS POLLUTERS OFF EASY

From: Florida Today

"Fewer environmental fines could burden taxpayers, PEER says. A watchdog group says Florida's decrease in environmental fines lets polluters off easy, at the expense…

PEER: FLORIDA IS COLLECTING FEWER POLLUTION FINES THAN EVER BEFORE

From: Broward Palm Beach New Times

"According to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the amount of money the state collected in fines last year dropped by more…

STATE WANTS SEWER PLANTS TO PLAN FOR 500-YEAR STORMS, EXTENDED OUTAGES

From: NJ Spotlight

"“It’s extremely significant,’’ said Bill Wolfe, director of the New Jersey chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, who first reported the changes…

NATIONAL GROUP, PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY, HAS DOUBTS ABOUT BLM STUDY ON BURROS

From: Havasu News

"“The implication is that if the agency tells us the wild horses and burros have larger impact, they can argue roundups (of horses and burros) will have positive impacts…

FEDS CHARGE FIVE UTAHNS IN RECAPTURE CANYON PROTEST RIDE

From: The Salt Lake Tribune

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has been critical of the U.S. Justice Department for going months without prosecuting Recapture riders,…

BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE TO CONDUCT WILDERNESS INVENTORY

From: National Parks Traveler

"“This suit is necessary because the Park Service improperly rewrote wilderness mapping to produce a result which had been decided behind closed doors,”Jeff…