Press Clips

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


POLICING THE PARTY LINE

From: Redding

"But Houser apparently wasn't alone. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says in an announcement this morning that the Klamath Basin Area Office of the Bureau…

SCIENTISTS CLAIM CENSORSHIP BY FEDERAL AGENCY

From: The Modesto Bee

"The whistleblower protection organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said it filed the complaint with the U.S. Department of Interior Office…

OREGON SCIENTISTS CLAIM FEDERAL AGENCY CENSORED THEM

From: Oregon Public Broadcasting

"Then, they say, their manager announced plans to reassign them and outsource future fish studies. Jeff Ruche with Public Employees for Environmental…

IT WAS DR. MONNETT IN THE EMAIL, LEAKING TO RICK STEINER AND PEER

From: Rabett Run

"Rick Steiner, the U Alaska Professor that Monnett leaked to, got tossed out of the Sea Grant program for being a general pain in the butt, and his part in this program…

I-TEAM: FIRED DEP WORKERS SAY AGENCY NOT DOING ITS JOB

From: ABC Action News

"Jerry Phillips, director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, blames Governor Scott for cutting back on regulation. “Anything they can do to…

EDITORIAL: PURGE AT DEP

From: Gainesville Sun

""They want to essentially turn the agency over to the regulated industries," Jerry Phillips, former DEP attorney, told the Times."". . . .

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TAKING ‘PROTECTION’ OUT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY

From: Miami Herald

"Some of the state’s strongest protectors of our natural resources were recently expelled from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Fifty-eight…

FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY LAYS OFF LONGTIME EMPLOYEES AND HIRES FROM REGULATED INDUSTRIES

From: Tampa Bay Times

""The majority of positions they were eliminating are compliance and enforcement positions," said PEER's Jerry Phillips, a former DEP attorney. "They want to essentially…

SOME RESPONDERS SAY GLOUCESTER COUNTY WAS UNPREPARED FOR PAULSBORO CHEMICAL EMERGENCY

From: Philly.com

"But according to readings provided by officials leading the cleanup, the chemical level at 11:59 p.m. that day in non-evacuated areas was 9.4 parts per million, nearly…

GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG GROUP SEEKS EPA IG SCRUTINY OF RAIL SPILLS

From: Inside EPA

"In a Dec. 17 letter to the IGs, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) says the toxic release inappropriately triggered a response under the the…