Press Clips

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


JUDGE ALLOWS USDA PESTICIDE RESEARCHER'S WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIM TO MOVE FORWARD

From: RT

"'We were very pleased to receive Judge Miller’s ruling, as we feel Dr. Jonathan Lundgren has a very strong case,' said Laura Dumais, an attorney at Public Employees…

USDA SCIENTIST WHO FILED WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT TO TALK SETTLEMENT WITH ARS

From: Agri-Pulse

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which is representing Lundgren, said in a filing with MSPB that the Agricultural Research Service (ARS),…

USDA WHISTLEBLOWER'S CASE WILL BE HEARD

From: Greenwire

"Miller also ordered a status conference by telephone to discuss the dispute with Lundgren; his representative Laura Dumais, an attorney with Public Employees…

JUDGE GREEN LIGHTS WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIM AGAINST USDA BY PESTICIDE RESEARCHER

From: The Washington Post

"Lundgren’s whistleblower claim alleges that supervisors acted to 'deter and impede' his work after he began to conduct research and give interviews…

WATCHDOG TO ASSESS USGS'S WORK WITH BIOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS

From: Greenwire

"In a Dec. 17 letter, Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall told the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility she would investigate its…

DOI IG TO AUDIT POSSIBLE USE OF FEDERAL FUNDS BY STATE FOR PREDATOR CONTROL

From: SitNews

"The IG complaint was filed June 30, 2014 by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) in Washington DC."

EPA PROMOTES EMPLOYEE WHO RELEASED CHEMICALS IN AN AGENCY BUILDING

From: The Daily Caller

"The group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is suing the EPA to get them to divulge information on exactly what types of chemicals…

NATIONAL PARK SERVICES GRAVE ROBBER: MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STEALING REMAINS

From: Indian Country

"Munson’s case is the latest in a long string of scandals involving the Monument that the watchdog group PEER, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,…

EPA: PESTICIDE SPRAYING DISRUPTED VA. OFFICE FOR MONTHS

From: Greenwire

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said it obtained the document from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit earlier this year regarding an improper…

TURF FIELDS USING GROUNDED UP TIRES MIGHT BE CAUSING CANCER; BUT NO ONE WANTS TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT

From: Pro Player Insiders

"'Let's make lemonade out of this lemon. Let's take this waste and turn it into a product,' Jeff Ruch, a lawyer with environmental advocacy group Public…