Press Clips

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


BATTLING OVER GAS PIPELINE IN THE PINELANDS

From: New Jersey Southbound

Bill Wolfe, a former employee of the NJDEP, argues that officials have not explored all of the issues at stake. “The risks are everything from fire and explosion…

JUDGE'S DECISION ENCOURAGES OFF-ROADERS; OCOTILLO WELLS SVRA TOPIC OF SATURDAY WORKSHOP

From: Ramona Sentinel

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed a lawsuit against California Department of Parks and Recreation that asserted the state agency has…

MORE STUDIES NEEDED ON ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELDS, EPA SAYS

From: New Haven Register

“EPA now admits that it has no idea about the extent of chemical exposure to children and athletes playing on these surfaces,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director…

CLIMATE CHANGE STUDY IS N.J.'s RESPONSIBILITY

From: NorthJersey.com

New Jersey is the only state in the Northeast without a climate change adaptation plan. That is the responsibility of the state Department of Environmental Protection.

FOREST SERVICE MAY BE GEARING UP FOR DRONE DEPLOYMENT

From: FEDweek

Based on data obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, PEER said the Forest Service spent about $100,000 on two drones in 2007 for photoreconnaissance of pot growing…

EPA NOT ENTIRELY CONFIDENT PLAYGROUND TURF IS SAFE FOR CHILDREN

From: Huffington Post

On March 21, 2013 Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) sent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a Request for Correction (RFC #13002),…

FEDS: INVESTIGATION IN WYOMING TRAPPER WILL REMAIN PRIVATE

From: Billings Gazette

The agency's argument is weak, according to Jeff Ruch, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney and executive director at the national nonprofit Public Employees for…

MALIBU SCHOOLS CLOSED BECAUSE OF CANCER SCARE TO BE CLEANED

From: Santa Monica Daily Press

Paula Dinerstein, a representative of the Washington D.C. based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility sent an e-mail to the EPA, asking, among…

FORMER GOVERNORS ADD VOICES TO LOCAL PIPELINE OPPOSITION

From: Upper Township Gazette

Bill Wolfe, an environmental blogger and the director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsbility (PEER), said the petition amounted to stripping…

DEP PLAN TO REMOVE TREES ON BULLS ISLAND REJECTED

From: NJ.com

Bill Wolfe, director of New Jersey PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility), had been vocal in his objections with the DEP plan as well as the timing of…