Press Clips

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


FOREST-WORK CONTRACT CHANGES HANDS

From: AZ Central

"The U.S. Forest Service is rebooting its largest-ever forest restoration project, handing the contract for thinning northern Arizona pines to a new company after…

PIPELINE SAFETY CHIEF SAYS HIS REGULATORY PROCESS IS 'KIND OF DYING'

From: The Free Press

"Jeffrey Wiese, the nation’s top oil and gas pipeline safety official, recently strode to a dais beneath crystal chandeliers at a New Orleans hotel to let his…

EPA CHEMIST WHO REVEALED TWIN TOWERS TOXIC DUST FIRED – AGAIN

From: Environment News Service

"Dr. Cate Jenkins, a senior chemist of more than 22 years tenure with the EPA, publicly alleged that due to falsified EPA standards, first responders…

GROUP WARNS THAT FEDERAL WHISTLEBLOWERS MAY BE SILENCED

From: Central Valley Business Times

"A plan by the federal civil service board to speed up its proceedings may make it even more difficult for whistleblowers to prevail in a forum…

FRED GRIMM: FOREVER IS A SHORT TIME IN FLORIDA

From: Miami Herald

"DEP’s credibility in the big land deal wasn’t helped by the timing. A few days after the controversial list went public, the Public Employees for Environmental…

SUPPORTERS OF NJ TAX SAY RECYCLING DOWN WHEN FUND ALTERED

From: WNYC

"Towns that recycled more, got more money from the recycling fund,” said Bill Wolfe, a former Department of Environmental Protection employee-turned-environmentalist. Those…

LAWSUIT CHALLENGES USE OF GMO CROPS AND PESTICIDES IN U.S. WILDLIFE REFUGES

From: MinnPost

"The Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District extends over five counties in northwestern Minnesota, and its holdings might be thought of as a series of islands where…

WHY ARE THERE PESTICIDES AND GMOS IN OUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES?

From: Grist

"You might think that national wildlife refuges would be places where wildlife could take refuge from the environmental insanity of modern American agriculture....This…

THUMBS UP, THUMBS DOWN: BREVARD'S WINNERS AND LOSERS IN THE NEWS

From: Florida Today

"Thumbs down: To Gov. Rick Scott for presiding over a steep decline in enforcement of pollution laws. In the Central District that includes Brevard, enforcement…

GROUPS BATTLE PESTICIDES, GE CROPS ON U.S. WILDLIFE REFUGES

From: Environment News Service

"SAN FRANCISCO, California, September 3, 2013 (ENS) – The use of pesticides and the planting of genetically engineered crops on U.S. national wildlife…