Press Clips

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


RICK SCOTT ADMINISTRATION ACCUSED OF NOT ENFORCING ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION STANDARDS

From: Huffington Post

"Polluters are getting away scot-free in Florida, quite literally, according to one group that alleges Gov. Rick Scott and his slimmed-down Department of Environmental…

GROUP SUES NUCLEAR REGULATORS OVER OCONEE CONCERNS

From: WLTX

"GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - An advocacy group is suing federal nuclear regulators over documents they say would prove the government is covering up concern over what would…

NUCLEAR WHISTLE-BLOWER FEARS REPRISAL

From: Greenville Online

"The latest suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, asks a federal judge to…

NRC SUED OVER DOCUMENTS RELATED TO OCONEE NUCLEAR

From: Greenville Online

"An advocacy group for public employees is suing federal nuclear regulators over documents they say are unlawfully withheld — documents they say would prove…

REPORT SHOWS STATE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION IS PLUMMETING

From: WGCU News

"A new report shows the state’s environmental regulatory agency isn’t enforcing laws as much as it used to. According to a statewide group that represents environmental…

FLORIDA ENVIRONMENT SUFFERING UNDER RICK SCOTT APPOINTEE

From: Ring Of Fire

"Florida’s environmental laws are being enforced less and less under Gov. Rick Scott’s pick - a private company attorney, Secretary Herschel Vinyard - to lead the…

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CASES DECREASE UNDER SCOTT APPOINTEE

From: Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

"The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility report says that since Scott took office and Secretary Herschel Vinyard took…

ECO-GROUPS CHALLENGE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OVER GMO FARMING IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES

From: Truthout

"Environmental advocates are once again suing the Obama administration to stop the farming of genetically engineered crops in national wildlife refuges, this time in…

FLA. DEP ENFORCEMENT SEVERELY STUNTED, ENVIROS SAY

From: Law 360

"New York -- A public employee group blasted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, its director and Gov. Rick Scott Thursday for allegedly allowing Florida's…

GROUP: ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS NOT ENFORCED UNDER SCOTT

From: Miami Herald

"TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Enforcement of the state's environmental laws has plummeted under Gov. Rick Scott and the private company attorney he picked to lead the Department…