Press Clips

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


MAN GIVEN MENTAL EVALUATION FOR IGNORING RICK SCOTT’S INSANE CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY

From: Death and Taxes

"According to a complaint lodged by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (Peer), Bibler was put on administrative leave on March 9 after explicitly…

FRED GRIMM: WHO CARES ABOUT A BUNCH OF MANATEES ANYWAY?

From: Miami Herald

"If the anti-regulation crowd prevails, it’s a little unclear what the immediate effect of a new classification might bring. The endangered status sure hasn’t done…

FLORIDA OFFICIAL SUSPENDED FOR USING “CLIMATE CHANGE” IN REPORT

From: Pioneer News

"Barton Bibler , a Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) employee, has been suspended for mentioning ‘climate change’ at work...Bibler is a long term…

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…