Press Clips

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


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…

FARMERS VS. FISH: WATER WAR HEATS UP WITH PROBE INTO WHO GOT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

From: The Washington Post

"Two biologists for the Interior Department’s Bureau of Reclamation, which supply farmers with irrigation water and farmland in the Klamath Project, became…

WHISTLEBLOWERS CLAIM MILLIONS WASTED IN KLAMATH PROJECT

From: Siskiyou Daily News

"In a declaration delivered by whistleblowers to the OSC, Reclamation is accused of entering into a contract with KWAPA that it was not authorized to enter…

UNDER RICK SCOTT, 85 PERCENT DROP IN ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

From: Broward Palm Beach New Times

"Despite campaign promises to go after environmental bad actors and polluters, Gov. Rick Scott's administration has done no such thing. That's the…

DROUGHT PUSHES NEVADA RANCHERS TO TAKE ON WASHINGTON

From: New York Times

"When the Bureau of Land Management did not clamp down, environmental groups spoke out. The Western Watersheds Project accused “scofflaw ranchers” of “trashing”…

DUPONT SPINOFF SPURS ANXIETY OVER POLLUTION CLEANUPS

From: USA Today

"Bill Wolfe, a former New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection regulator who now works as an environmental watchdog, speculated that DuPont's Chemours spinoff…