Press Clips

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


IOWA'S WHISTLE-BLOWER LAW ASSAILED AS A FAILURE

From: The Des Moines Riegister

"Iowa's whistle-blower protections were ranked about in the middle compared to others nationally, according to a 2013 report from Public Employees for…

TWO PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AS TENSIONS MOUNT AT CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD

From: Government Executive

"General Counsel Richard Loeb and Managing Director Daniel Horowitz are “on leave,” according to an email to staff from interim top executive Rick Engler…

THE U.S. CHEMICAL DISASTER BOARD IS IMPLODING

From: BuzzFeed

"“Here we have the agency charged with the safety of our industrial infrastructure and it is paralyzed,” Jeff Ruck of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,…

SO MUCH FOR CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD TRANSPARENCY

From: The Charleston Gazette

"Jeff Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and other critics contend the move was inappropriate and shouldn’t…

DEAR US NAVY: YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN SUMMER WAR GAMES IN GULF OF ALASKA

From: Alaska Dispatch News

"In a Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) press release on June 15, Rick Steiner, a retired University of Alaska professor and PEER board…

DISPUTED POWER MANEUVER DIVIDES CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD

From: Government Executive

"“What we have now is basically a governance takeover without public notice, and with truncated public comment and the absence of any quorum,” said Jeff Ruch,…

GROUP THREATENS SEC ACTION OVER CHEMOURS SPLIT

From: Delaware Online

""DuPont is trying to pass its dirty business off to a subsidiary and letting the chips fall where they may," said Bill Wolfe, founder of New Jersey Public Employees…

STATE BOARD RECOMMENDS WATER REGULATION ON PFNA

From: Philly.com

"Bill Wolfe, director of New Jersey Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said that if approved, the drinking-water standard would generate a groundwater…

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: STATE REGULATORY ROUNDUP VOL. 42

From: Lexology

"Wyoming – An environmental group has filed a challenge with the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) over the issuance of five National Pollutant Discharge Elimination…

PEER UNVEILS DATABASE ON WORKPLACE CHEMICAL EXPOSURES

From: Safety and Health Magazine

"Washington – A new database from watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility lists workplace chemical exposure readings taken…