Press Clips

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


CAL-OSHA CHIEF - STATE OSHA'S BUDGET, STAFFING INCREASES SHOULD AMELIORATE FEDS' CONCERNS

From: OSHA Daily

"OSHA's conclusions about the state program -- set out in a formal June 26 response to the complainants, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) --…

EDITORIAL: CHEERS AND JEERS

From: The Gainesville Sun

"A new report by Florida Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility found that the department opened 234 cases in 2014 — as compared to 1,318 in 2010,…

REPORT: FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT AGENCY OPERATING AT LOW LEVELS

From: WGCU

"But, Jerry Phillips is skeptical. He’s the Director of the Florida chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility or PEER. He put together the 2014 report.…

INTERIM CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD HEAD QUICKLY ISSUES NO-BID CONTRACTS

From: Allgov

"Richard Engler, the CSB board member who last month declared himself the “interim executive and administrative authority” at the agency, has authorized nearly $100,000…

WHISTLEBLOWERS EXPOSE INTERIOR DEPT. DIVERSION OF WATER FUNDS FROM FISH TO FARMERS AND RANCHERS

From: Allgov

"“We have concluded that there is a substantial likelihood that the information that you provided to OSC discloses a violation of law, rule or regulation; gross mismanagement;…

PEER SAYS NEW HEAD OF CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD SPENDING TAXPAYER MONEY LIKE A DRUNKEN SAILOR

From: Corporate Crime Reporter

"Richard Engler, the new leader of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is spending money on things other than chemical safety,…

NEW STUDY SAYS ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT ON DECLINE IN FLORIDA

From: WMNF

"Our first guest is with Florida Peer which has just issued a report saying that "during Governor Rick Scott’s first four years in office, anti-pollution enforcement of all…

REPORT - ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT, FINES DOWN DRAMATICALLY UNDER SCOTT

From: CLTampa.com

"Every year, PEER looks at the number of cases Florida's Department of Environmental Protection opened, citations it issues to polluters and fines the state collects…

HOUSE OVERSIGHT LEADERS REFER EX-CHEMICAL BOARD CHAIR FOR PROSECUTION

From: Government Executive

"A vocal critic of Engler’s moves as acting chairman and a sometime defender of Moure-Eraso is Jeff Ruch, executive director of the advocacy group Public…

NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS INSANE DROP IN ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION ENFORCEMENT UNDER GOV. RICK SCOTT

From: Orlando Weekly

"Yesterday, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility issued an insane report highlighting just how bad things have gotten when it comes to environmental…