Press Clips

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


BATTLE OVER BOCA RATON DRINKING WATER SAFETY HEADS TO COURT

From: My Palm Beach Post

"A long-running dispute about the quality of the water delivered to 128,000 people who live in and around Palm Beach County’s second largest city was settled…

IS CALIFORNIA KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE AT WORK? LABOR ADVOCATES SAY NO

From: Science Blogs

"In February, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed a formal complaintwith federal OSHA about Cal/OSHA’s lack of staffing, basing its complaint…

TEACHER GROUP OBJECTS TO CLEANUP PLAN

From: The Malibu Times

"The group “Concerned Malibu/ Cabrillo Teachers,” comprised of 29 teachers and staff of the affected schools, wrote a letter to the EPA asking that they reject…

NO CHARGES WILL BE FILED OVER UNAUTHORIZED IMPROVEMENTS AT EFFIGY MOUNDS

From: Radio Iowa

"The U.S. Attorney General’s Office in Cedar Rapids has chosen not to press charges even though documents released by the National Parks Service show officials at Effigy…

LACK OF CHARGES IN SACRED SITE DAMAGE UPSETS SOME

From: The Washington Post

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said prosecutors should provide more of an explanation because their inaction…

INVESTIGATION: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LONG IGNORED PRESERVATION LAWS IN DESECRATING SACRED GROUND AT EFFIGY MOUNDS NATIONAL MONUMENT

From: National Parks Traveler

"The matter resurfaced Saturday when documents obtained by Friends of Effigy Mounds and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility through a Freedom…

EFFIGY MOUNDS REPORT TO BE RELEASED MONDAY

From: The Gazette

"The admission came after two National Park Service critics — Friends of Effigy Mounds and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility — obtained documents relating…

ILLEGAL PARK SERVICE PROJECTS DAMAGE SACRED SITE

From: The Washington Post

"IOWA CITY, Iowa — National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation's most…

RETIRED FOREST SERVICE LEOS CALL FOR REMOVAL OF ENFORCEMENT CHIEF

From: FEDagent

"The letter calling for the replacement of current LE&I Director David L. Ferrell, who supervises 650 officers in the program, was organized by the group Public Employees…

EX-EMPLOYEES WANT ‘INCOMPETENT’ FOREST SERVICE EXECUTIVE FIRED

From: Government Executive

"The nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility on Thursday went public with a letter signed by 52 veterans of the investigations program…