Press Clips

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


SCIENTIST BLOWS WHISTLE ON USDA CLAIMING HARASSMENT OVER NEONIC RESEARCH

From: KTIC Radio

"PEER filed a petition with USDA last spring asking USDA officials to better update and adhere to scientific integrity policies championed by President Barack…

SAFETY BOARD EXTENDS LEAVE FOR OFFICIALS UNDER FIRE

From: Greenwire

"PEER has advocated on behalf of the two employees, General Counsel Richard Loeb and Managing Director Daniel Horowitz, calling a monthslong internal investigation…

SOUTH DAKOTA SCIENTIST SAYS USDA CENSORED PESTICIDE RESEARCH

From: Star Tribune

"His complaint caps months of speculation among beekeepers and other scientists who have been following his case. It was filed within the federal civil service…

IS THE USDA TRYING TO SILENCE A PESTICIDE RESEARCHER?

From: Grist

"According to the complaint by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Lundgren sent his boss, Sharon Papiernik, a draft of a study suggesting that a neonicotinoid…

BEE EXPERT: USDA PUNISHED ME FOR RESEARCH ON PESTICIDES

From: Minnesota Public Radio

"'Once he started publishing this work, he went from golden boy to pariah, and that's what this case is about,' said Jeff Ruch, executive director…

SUSPENDED USDA RESEARCHER ALLEGES AGENCY TRIED TO BLOCK HIS RESEARCH INTO HARMFUL EFFECTS OF PESTICIDES ON BEES, BUTTERFLIES

From: Washington Post

"The trouble began after he published research and gave interviews about the effect that certain common pesticides were having on pollinators, according…

SCIENTIST WAS SUSPENDED FOR PESTICIDES RESEARCH

From: Greenwire

"Jonathan Lundgren, an entomologist with the Agricultural Research Service for more than a decade, is fighting a suspension over an alleged failure to follow procedure…

USDA SCIENTIST PUNISHED FOR LOOKING INTO INSECTICIDE EFFECTS ON MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

From: Corporate Crime Reporter

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has filed a whistleblower complaint on his behalf."

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USDA WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS CENSORSHIP OF PESTICIDE RESEARCH

From: Harvest Public Media

"'Dr. Lundgren’s case underscores why legal protections for government scientists are sorely needed,' said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees…

TRAILS WILL STAY AS THEY ARE IN BIG CYPRESS, JUDGE RULES

From: Naples Daily News

"Besides the National Parks Conservation Association, other groups suing over the Addition Lands trails subject to Friday’s ruling were Public Employees…