Press Clips

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


EPA MAY EXPAND RCRA CLASSIFICATION OF CORROSIVES

From: Lion

"US EPA is now under pressure to respond to a lawsuit challenging the Agency’s standard for characterizing corrosive hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and…

BUNDY SUPPORTERS MARK ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF STANDOFF

From: Southern Poverty Law Center

"Last July, a group called Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a national alliance of state and federal natural resource officials…

WATCHDOG GROUP SAYS MANATEE HARASSMENT 'OUT OF CONTROL'

From: Summit County Citizens Voice

"In some Florida locations, harassment of manatees by visitors may be out of control, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,…

EMAILS REVEAL CONCERNS AMONG REFUGE EMPLOYEES REGARDING PEOPLE SWIMMING WITH MANATEES

From: Tampa Bay Times

"Citing Lusk's email, PEER attorney Laura Dumais noted, "A professional in the best position to know admits that the service has no effective control of swim-with…

ONE YEAR AFTER STANDOFF WITH ARMED MILITIA, BLM EMPLOYEES STILL FEEL VULNERABLE

From: Government Executive

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said BLM has refused to disclose any documents relating to its decision-making process in regard to the…

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACY GROUP FILES PETITION SEEKING PROTECTIONS FOR USDA SCIENTISTS

From: Lexology

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has filed a petition with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) arguing that the agency does not adhere…

BILL WOULD REQUIRE DEP TO SET LIMIT FOR TOXIC CHEMICAL IN DRINKING WATER

From: NJ Spotlight

"Bill Wolfe, a former DEP official who now campaigns with the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility to keep state environmental policy separate…

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND. NO, IT’S WASHINGTON’S LAND

From: The Wall Street Journal

"Shawn Regan didn’t need an apocryphal “script of a John Wayne film” to describe the “showdown brewing in the American West . . . between the states and…

USDA UNDER FIRE FOR RULES PERMITTING AGRIBUSINESS INTERESTS LIKE MONSANTO TO INTIMIDATE SCIENTISTS

From: eNews Park Forest

"Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--April 7, 2015. Scientists working with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) don’t have adequate protections from pressure…

BURDEN OF PROOF HURT STATE IN N.J.-EXXON SETTLEMENT, SOME SAY

From: WNYC

Bill Wolfe heads the New Jersey chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility."The polluter knows that he's gotta pay something," he says. "But they know that…