Press Clips

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


FEDS PROMOTE ARTIFICIAL TURF AS SAFE DESPITE HEALTH CONCERNS

From: USA Today

"Lead levels high enough to potentially harm children have been found in artificial turf used at thousands of schools, playgrounds and day-care centers across the country,…

AS 9/11 FIRST RESPONDER DEATH TOLL MOUNTS, E.P.A. CONSIDERS NEW RULES ON TOXIC DUST

From: The District Sentinel

"According to court documents released on Monday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the EPA must respond to a petition for stronger…

EPA TO STUDY CORROSIVE DUST STANDARD

From: Safety and Health

"The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit directed EPA to look into the standard as part of a March 13 agreement to halt legal proceedings between the…

NANNY STATE OF THE WEEK: ENDANGERING MANATEES IN FLORIDA

From: Florida Watchdog

"At Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge in Florida’s Citrus County, you can drop $45 to spend some time bobbing around with a herd of sea cows...As Watchdog’s…

LAWSUIT AIMS TO BAN SWIMMING WITH MANATEES IN FLORIDA

From: Fox News

"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is about to be sued over an animal that isn’t exactly “endangered.”...The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a Washington,…

CONSERVATIONISTS FIGHT TO GIVE MANATEES SOME SPACE FROM US

From: Care2

"Manatee viewing is a popular activity in Florida’s coastal waters, but our desire to get all up close and personal with them is causing the gentle giants unnecessary harm...“Five…

LAWSUIT AIMS TO BAN SWIMMING WITH MANATEES IN FLORIDA

From: Florida Watchdog.org

"The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, filed an Intent to Sue notice this week accusing the federal agency…

FLORIDA’S ANTI-CLIMATE CRUSADE IS AN ORWELLIAN NIGHTMARE

From: Salon

"“Under Rick Scott, the DEP has had the crap kicked out of it,” Jeff Ruch, the executive director of the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER),…

EDITORIAL: SCOTT'S CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL IS A JOKE — AND NOT FUNNY

From: Tampa Bay Times

"Gov. Rick Scott turned Florida into a national laughingstock last week with reports that his administration had barred any official mention of "climate change."…

FLORIDA BAN ON CLIMATE CHANGE TERM EXTENDS TO OTHER STATE AGENCIES, INVESTIGATION FINDS

From: International Business Times

"Jerry Phillips, a former Florida DEP attorney who now runs the Florida chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told FCIR this…