Press Clips

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


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…

EPA COMMENTS COULD BE SNAG IN SOUTH COAST RAIL PATH

From: SouthCoast Today

"Kyla Bennett, a member of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) which opposes the Stoughton Route, said she thought the EPA's critique proves…

INFLUENCE PIPELINE: CHRISTIE ADMINISTRATION TRIED TO JAM THROUGH PROJECT TO BENEFIT TOP OPERATIVE, OFFICIALS ALLEGE

From: Think Progress

"The BL England power plant, located on the south New Jersey shore near Cape May, burned coal until the State Department of Environmental Protection required it…

TEACHERS DISSATISFIED WITH PCB TESTING

From: Canyon News

"Malibu High School teachers who have been displaced from their classrooms due to the toxic contamination are refusing to return to them. The cited reason for this…

FALLOUT TO CONTINUE FROM PIPELINE REJECTION

From: Asbury Park Press

"Lloyd’s ouster brought a counter-demand from pipeline critic Bill Wolfe of the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, who called for commissioners…

FLORIDA MANATEE DEATHS SPIKE TO RECORD HIGH IN 2013

From: Summit County Citizens Voice

"“This hike in manatee mortality seems to be the product of systemic environmental irresponsibility,” said Florida PEER Director Jerry Phillips, a…

RED TIDES KILL HUNDREDS OF FLORIDA’S ENDANGERED MANATEES

From: Environment News Service

"PEER says the 276 red tide related manatee deaths in 2013 match the previous eight years combined. They were more than 60 percent above the previous…

CHRISTIE LOSES PINELANDS PIPELINE VOTE

From: WNYC

"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lost a vote over a pipeline project in the Pinelands Friday, which some observers are saying could be a sign of his weakened political…

GROUND UP TIRES GIVE NEW MEANING TO SYNTHETIC TURF

From: USA Today

"This issue was brought to us by EPA scientists," says Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). "They were sort of…

REPORT: RECORD NUMBER OF MANATEES DIED IN 2013 IN FLORIDA

From: United Press International

"A key factor driving the rise in manatee deaths was toxic red tide events caused by algal blooms, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility…