Press Clips

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


CHEVRON FIRE SENT U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD INTO A TAILSPIN

From: San Francisco Chronicle

"“What is going on at the Chemical Safety Board is a little slice of the eastern Ukraine here in Washington, D.C.,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director…

YELLOWSTONE LOSES RADIO FREQUENCIES USED TO TRACK WILDLIFE

From: NBC Montana

"Park service emails obtained by the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility show officials were concerned the loss of monitoring data would jeopardize…

CLAIM AGAINST BOR GAINS TRACTION

From: Herald and News

"The Public Employees Environmental Responsibility (PEER) group announced Tuesday that a whistleblower claim against the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) has been referred…

NEW DATA RELEASED ON VIOLENT THREATS TO FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

From: High Country News

"There’s a long history of violence toward federal public lands officers, as was evident in the results of last year’s High Country News investigation on the…

US CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD CONTROVERSY CONTINUES

From: Chemistry World

"Porfiri’s October 2014 lawsuit against the CSB alleges various incidents of discrimination and failure to accommodate his injuries that resulted from an April…

CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD DOWN TO TWO MEMBERS, STILL AT ODDS

From: Government Executive

"During public comment, the transparency rules drew support from the American Chemistry Council, the United Steelworkers and the International Chemical Workers…

A GRAND TALE OF INTRIGUE IN A VERY SMALL PALACE

From: The Washington Post

"The new interim chairman — who stepped into the job with the support of one of the two remaining members — ordered the managing director and general counsel…

SELFIE SEEKERS PUTTING ANIMALS (AND SELVES) AT RISK

From: The Wildlife

"As a result of more people going in the springs, manatee molestings are on the rise, says PEER [Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility] staff counsel…

CSB MEMBER DEFENDS VOTE THAT MADE HIM INTERIM EXEC

From: Safety and Health Magazine

"However, the nonprofit organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility claims the vote delegating Engler’s new authority was not valid,…

CHAOS AND COUP AT CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD

From: AllGov

"The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), which investigates industrial chemical accidents at refineries, factories, and other facilities, has experienced…