Press Clips

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


UPDATE: DEP WORKER SENT HOME AFTER SHARING CLIMATE-CHANGE VIEWS

From: Tallahassee Democrat

"Florida PEER also notified the agency that Bibler was invoking his rights under the state whistle-blower act. Jerry Phillips, director of Florida PEER and…

FLORIDA ENVIRONMENT OFFICIAL DISMISSED FOR MENTIONING CLIMATE CHANGE AT WORK

From: RT

"An employee from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been suspended for mentioning climate change at work. The complaint filed Thursday by the Public…

FLORIDA THINKS YOU ARE LITERALLY CRAZY IF YOU MENTION CLIMATE CHANGE

From: Mic

""It's particularly Kafkaesque," Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told Mic. "What happened to Bart was one of the cruder…

FLORIDA EMPLOYEE FORCED TO LEAVE OF ABSENCE AND CALLED A ‘NUT’ FOR MENTIONING ‘CLIMATE CHANGE’

From: ZME Science

"Only a while ago, ZME Science reported an outrageous paper released by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, which stated employees of the Florida Department…

FLORIDA GOV. RICK SCOTT ORDERS MEDICAL EVALUATION FOR EMPLOYEE WHO USED “CLIMATE CHANGE” TERM

From: RYOT

"According to a press release from PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility), Barton Bibler, a long-time DEP employee who now serves as Land Management Plan…

FL GOV’T WORKER: I WAS PUNISHED AFTER WRITING THE WORDS CLIMATE CHANGE

From: Mediaite

"An employee for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes tonight that he was punished because he expressed his personal view on climate…

'NOT APPROPRIATE' FLORIDA OFFICIAL WAS REPRIMANDED FOR DISCUSSING ‘CLIMATE CHANGE’ IN REPORT, DOCUMENTS SHOW

From: Fusion

"Florida officials continue to deny a recent Florida Center for Investigative Reporting story (FCIR) indicating there is a ban on referring to “climate change” at state…

DEP WORKER SENT HOME AFTER SHARING CLIMATE-CHANGE VIEWS

From: Tallahassee Democrat

"A Florida Department of Environmental Protection employee was reprimanded, sent home and told to get medical clearance before returning to the office after…

CRAZY ON YOU: SCOTT ADMINISTRATION ORDERS EMPLOYEE TO GET MEDICAL EVALUATION FOR CONSIDERING "CLIMATE CHANGE." WOW

From: Orlando Weekly

"While it seemed that at first the administration was interested in some damage control, the damage only continues to get worse. A report from yesterday's Palm…

FLORIDA EMPLOYEE 'PUNISHED FOR USING PHRASE CLIMATE CHANGE'

From: The Guardian

"On 9 March, Bibler received a formal reprimand for “misrepresenting that ‘the official meeting agenda included climate change’”, according to a statement from Public…