Press Clips

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


FLORIDA MANATEE CENSUS UP 25%, AT RECORD HIGH

From: The Tampa Tribune

"TAMPA — Researchers counted a record number of manatees in Florida’s warm inland waters this winter, with the robust population numbers serving as ammunition…

EDITORIAL: BLM HIDING RECORDS ON BUNDY RANCH STANDOFF

From: Las Vegas Review Journal

"The more a government seeks refuge in secrecy, the less credibility it has with the people it serves...Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility…

FLORIDA MANATEE POPULATION SHOWS SIGNS OF RECOVERY, MAYBE

From: Business Insider

"ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - A record 6,063 manatees were sighted in Florida's coastal waters during February's annual headcount, demonstrating the success of conservation…

THE ARCTIC'S BIG YEAR - SAVE IT NOW OR BE SORRY LATER

From: LA Times

"This year will be pivotal for the Arctic, one of Earth's most extraordinary and threatened regions.The icy top of our planet is suffering effects of climate change more…

FLORIDA TOURISTS ARE SWIMMING WITH MANATEES. THIS GROUP THINKS IT’S HARASSMENT

From: The Washington Post

"Chubby Florida manatees are adorable...Anyone who wants to jump in and give them a big squeeze is in luck at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge...“Swim…

BEHIND-SCENES STRUGGLE SHADOWS SENATE PINELANDS VOTE, PIPELINE PROJECT

From: NJ Spotlight

"The bitter dispute over a proposed natural-gas pipeline through the Pinelands could be decided by the state Senate today, if lawmakers approve Gov. Chris Christie’s…

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…