Press Clips

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


MALIBU DIVIDED OVER CLAIMS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

From: The Guardian

"Some parents accepted that. Others remained unconvinced. They formed a group, Malibu Unites, which teamed up with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility…

DISTRICT OFFICIALS AGREE TO REMOVE PCBS FROM SOME CLASSROOMS

From: The Malibu Times

"According to documents from Malibu Unites and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Malibu school officials have now pledged to remove polychlorinated…

GRAZING WARS: GRASS MARCH COWBOYS RIDE TO CAPITOL HILL

From: Roll Call

"Along the course of the ride, the cowboy crew has run into opposition from environmental advocates who say the BLM was more than justified in removing cattle from drought-stricken…

COWBOY EXPRESS PREPARES TO REACH DC

From: Elko Daily Free Press

"The Express has gotten the attention of a few newspapers and television stations along the way. The Los Angeles times ran an article late last week titled…

CANAVERAL SEASHORE STAFF CITED FOR PURCHASING VIOLATIONS, NEPOTISM; WATCHDOG GROUP QUESTIONS PARK SERVICE RESPONSE

From: News Journal Online

"The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility distributed the report from the Department of the Interior’s Inspector General’s office last week, saying…

HORSEBACK PROTEST TARGETS BLM, BUT ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY WHOA

From: LA Times

"Kirsten Stade, advocacy director for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said ranchers running their cattle on public lands were trespassers."They're…

FLORIDA’S SHRINKING WORKFORCE, PART 4: THE OVERVIEW

From: Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

"“With that type of setup, the agency cannot be a regulatory agency—a respectable regulatory agency,” said Jerry Phillips, who works…

ENVIRONMENTALISTS SPLIT ON OPEN SPACE REFERENDUM

From: Asbury Park Press

"“My advice to the voters of New Jersey is to vote no, but I realize we’re in a lose-lose situation, because nobody will ever put together another bond question…

HOW SAFE IS THE ARTIFICIAL TURF YOUR CHILD PLAYS ON?

From: NBC News

"“There’s a host of concerns that are being raised,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of PEER, an environmental watchdog group. PEER has lodged complaints against both…

CRITICS: FLORIDA DEP FAILING TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT

From: My Fox Tampa Bay

"Byrd points to a recent study conducted by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which documents the fact that civil penalties and enforcement actions…