Press Clips

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


FLORIDA EMPLOYEE FORCED TO LEAVE OF ABSENCE AND CALLED A ‘NUT’ FOR MENTIONING ‘CLIMATE CHANGE’

From: ZME Science

"Only a while ago, ZME Science reported an outrageous paper released by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, which stated employees of the Florida Department…

FLORIDA GOV. RICK SCOTT ORDERS MEDICAL EVALUATION FOR EMPLOYEE WHO USED “CLIMATE CHANGE” TERM

From: RYOT

"According to a press release from PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility), Barton Bibler, a long-time DEP employee who now serves as Land Management Plan…

FL GOV’T WORKER: I WAS PUNISHED AFTER WRITING THE WORDS CLIMATE CHANGE

From: Mediaite

"An employee for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection told MSNBC’s Chris Hayes tonight that he was punished because he expressed his personal view on climate…

'NOT APPROPRIATE' FLORIDA OFFICIAL WAS REPRIMANDED FOR DISCUSSING ‘CLIMATE CHANGE’ IN REPORT, DOCUMENTS SHOW

From: Fusion

"Florida officials continue to deny a recent Florida Center for Investigative Reporting story (FCIR) indicating there is a ban on referring to “climate change” at state…

DEP WORKER SENT HOME AFTER SHARING CLIMATE-CHANGE VIEWS

From: Tallahassee Democrat

"A Florida Department of Environmental Protection employee was reprimanded, sent home and told to get medical clearance before returning to the office after…

CRAZY ON YOU: SCOTT ADMINISTRATION ORDERS EMPLOYEE TO GET MEDICAL EVALUATION FOR CONSIDERING "CLIMATE CHANGE." WOW

From: Orlando Weekly

"While it seemed that at first the administration was interested in some damage control, the damage only continues to get worse. A report from yesterday's Palm…

FLORIDA EMPLOYEE 'PUNISHED FOR USING PHRASE CLIMATE CHANGE'

From: The Guardian

"On 9 March, Bibler received a formal reprimand for “misrepresenting that ‘the official meeting agenda included climate change’”, according to a statement from Public…

FLORIDA GOV. RICK SCOTT TRIES TO KEEP RISING SEA AT BAY BY NOT LETTING STATE EMPLOYEES TALK ABOUT IT

From: KBOO Community Radio

"In this complete version of an interview done by Paul Roland for the KBOO News on March 18, we hear about the case of a Florida state employee who was reprimanded…

LAWMAKERS: GIVE PUBLIC MORE TIME FOR EXXON DEAL INPUT

From: My Central Jersey

"The state was directed by a judge in 2004 to update the enforcement regulations for its natural-resources program but hasn't done so and has lost cases as a…

IS TOURISM ENDANGERING FLORIDA'S MANATEES?

From: Travel Pulse

""'Swim with' programs significantly impair these endangered animals' essential behavioral patterns, including breeding, feeding, and sheltering," said PEER Counsel…