Press Clips

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


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…

FLORIDA GOV. RICK SCOTT TRIES TO KEEP RISING SEA AT BAY BY NOT LETTING STATE EMPLOYEES TALK ABOUT IT

From: KBOO Community Radio

"In this complete version of an interview done by Paul Roland for the KBOO News on March 18, we hear about the case of a Florida state employee who was reprimanded…

LAWMAKERS: GIVE PUBLIC MORE TIME FOR EXXON DEAL INPUT

From: My Central Jersey

"The state was directed by a judge in 2004 to update the enforcement regulations for its natural-resources program but hasn't done so and has lost cases as a…

IS TOURISM ENDANGERING FLORIDA'S MANATEES?

From: Travel Pulse

""'Swim with' programs significantly impair these endangered animals' essential behavioral patterns, including breeding, feeding, and sheltering," said PEER Counsel…

FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL STAFFER SAYS HE WAS REPRIMANDED FOR TALKING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

From: Huffington Post

"A Florida Department of Environmental Protection land manager says he was sent home and formally reprimanded for speaking about climate change and the Keystone…

RICK SCOTT ‘CLIMATE CHANGE’ GAG ORDER CLAIMS FIRST VICTIM, ENVIRO GROUP SAYS

From: SaintPetersBlog

"“Bart Bibler has fallen through a professional looking glass in a Florida where the words ‘climate change’ may not be uttered, or even worse, written down,” said…

GOV. RICK SCOTT’S ANTI-SCIENCE PURGE BEGINS: STATE EMPLOYEE BANNED FOR UTTERING ‘CLIMATE CHANGE’

From: Raw Story

"“Bart Bibler has fallen through a professional looking glass in a Florida where the words ‘climate change’ may not be uttered, or even worse, written down,” PEER Director…

HOW CLEAN IS A CLEANUP? EXXON SITES SCRUTINIZED AS N.J. SEEKS SETTLEMENT

From: NJ.com

""Almost all the cleanups now are, 'Just pave it and leave it there,'" said Bill Wolfe, a former planner and policy advisor with the DEP who now runs the New Jersey chapter…