Press Clips

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


COURT RULING SHIELDS PUBLIC SAFETY INFO DUE TO POTENTIAL ‘TERRORISTS’

From: RT

"A US appellate court decision this week could allow federal agencies to withhold public safety information related to crucial infrastructure concerns or environmental disasters…

TRAIN DERAILMENTS ANOTHER OF FRACKING’S PROBLEMS

From: Dissident Voice

"The derailment of a 101-car CSX freight train on a bridge in a densely-populated part of Philadelphia this past week should be yet another warning to politicians…

COULD HAWAII LOSE FEDERAL CASH OVER RENAMING OF ALASKA TSUNAMI CENTER?

From: Civil Beat

"What’s in a name? A lot, apparently, if you work at a government-run tsunami warning center. Although some say it’s much ado about nothing...A nonprofit whistleblower…

ALL QUIET ON THE MEXICAN BORDER DAMS FRONT

From: Courthouse News Servcie

"Security concerns justify the U.S. government's withholding of records about two dams on the U.S.-Mexico border, but it may have to release a related…

EPA'S 5-YEAR PLAN GETS MIXED REACTIONS FROM WATER INDUSTRY

From: Water Online

"The agenda is "heavy on high-flying rhetoric but light on pragmatics," according to comments filed by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).

The…

TAR SANDS START FLOWING THROUGH OKLAHOMA, TEXAS

From: Sustainable Business

"Since 2006, only 20% of the 2.6 million miles of pipelines in the US (which also carry natural gas and hazardous chemicals) have been inspected, according…

PINELANDS VOTE PUTS PIPELINE ON BACK BURNER

From: South Jersey Local News

"Because of the Lloyd recusal, Bill Wolfe, president of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, demanded that commissioners William J. Brown…

NEW FIRM TO HANDLE MALIBU HIGH PCB REMOVAL

From: The Malibu Times

"Last week, the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) claimed that 12 teachers refused to return to classrooms,…

TSUNAMI WARNING RELIABILITY FOR HAWAII AND ALASKA AT RISK IN STEALTH REORGANIZATION

From: Hawaii Reporter

"Washington, DC — The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has quietly elevated its tsunami warning center in Alaska by relegating its Pacific…

SCHOOL BOARD SELECTS NEW FIRM TO HANDLE MALIBU PCB REMOVAL

From: Santa Monica Daily Press

"Phone calls and e-mails to Lyon went unreturned. Earlier this week, the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) claimed…