Press Clips

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


FORECAST: NJ HEATING, ELECTRICITY COSTS WILL DROP THIS WINTER

From: NJ Spotlight

"“The natural-gas driven industrial renaissance is over,’’ predicted Bill Wolfe, executive director of the New Jersey section of Public Employees for Environmental…

SOUTH COAST RAIL PROJECT MOVES FORWARD, BUT OBSTACLES REMAIN

From: The Boston Globe

"Supporters of commuter rail service returning to the South Coast region are celebrating a regulatory milestone, though funding hasn’t been decided and opposition…

WHISTLEBLOWER IN SNYDER TREE CASE MOVES ON TO A NEW JOB, WINS SETTLEMENT WITH PARK SERVICE

From: The Washington Post

"The federal government has settled whistleblower retaliation complaints from a former C & O Canal chief ranger who said he suffered years of reprisals after…

PINELANDS COMMISSION CONSIDERS WAIVING RULE ON FOREST PIPELINES

From: Asbury Park Press

"A board order is like a permit. They’re not holding a gun to their heads, saying ‘Build this or else’,” said Bill Wolfe of the group Public Employees for Environmental…

SPECIES PROTECTION IS AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY

From: Arizona Daily Star

"The Endangered Species Act turns 40 this year and many Americans are thankful this law is around. No other law has done more to save America’s most vulnerable…

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN COULD COST STATE MILLIONS AS NATIONAL PARKS CLOSE

From: Cronkite News

"As for the environmental effects of a shutdown, closing the country’s national parks might actually be a good thing, said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public…

CARE FOR SOME NATIONAL PARK VINO?

From: The Washington Post

"Park Service Director Jon Jarvis last year agreed to waive the rules barring collaborations between the National Park Foundation — the fundraising arm of…

NATIONAL REFUGES SHOULD BE FREE FROM CHEMICAL HARM

From: Fourth Estate

"Several environmental advocacy groups have filed a federal lawsuit to halt the use of pesticides and genetically-engineered crops on U.S. national wildlife refuges,…

RISK REPORT FOR OCONEE NUCLEAR STATION UNDER REVIEW

From: Greenville Online

"ROCKVILLE, MD. — Federal regulators will decide next year if Duke Energy has put together an adequate plan to protect Oconee Nuclear Station from flooding…

OUR VIEW: SOUTH COAST RAIL GETS ANOTHER PUSH

From: The Herald News

"After the legislative defeat of Gov. Deval Patrick’s $800 million transportation financing bond that looked like the best shot at funding the $1.8 billion South…