Press Clips

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


ARSENIC WORRIES AT PARK

From: KeyNews.com
Citing a 2006 DEP study by research firm Metcalf and Eddy, Jerry Phillips, director of Florida's Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, says the state is trying…

TAINTED SOIL IS EVERYWHERE, BUT WHERE DID IT ALL COME FROM?

From: NorthJersey.com
"It's like drug testing of athletes," said Bill Wolfe, the New Jersey representative for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a national group of former…

KAREN HELLER: IN CLEAR-CUTTING PLAN, LOSING MORE THAN UNSAFE TREES

From: Philly.com
Wolfe works for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. He's been on a crusade to save the island, which he regularly visits, ever since he discovered the plan to…

ENVIRONMENT: LAWSUIT SEEKS ARCTIC DRILLING SAFETY TEST DATA

From: Summit County Citizens Voice
The unreleased testing data could reveal whether there could be an Arctic repeat of the disastrous 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico when…

CALIFORNIA OFFICIALS NOW UNSURE OF SIZE OF HIDDEN FUND FOR OFF-ROAD PARKS

From: Sacramento Bee
"Anyplace you put it, it's going to have an impact," said Karen Schambach, state director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. "It's such a damaging activity…

ALL BUSINESS

From: Government Executive
“He approached government like a hostile takeover,” says Kyla Bennett, a former attorney at the federal Environmental Protection Agency in Massachusetts, and current…

SHELL TO START ARCTIC DRILL PREPARATIONS, LAWSUIT FILED

From: Environment News Service
federal lawsuit to force release of “crucial” safety data on response to an offshore oil rig blowout in Arctic waters was filed today by Public Employees for…

DEP FAILS TO DISCLOSE TOXIC CONTAMINATION AT KEY LARGO STATE PARK, COMPLAINT ALLEGES

From: New Times Broward-Palm Beach
The documents were obtained through a public records request by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which is now accusing the Department of…

FLORIDA KEYS PARK VIOLATES TOXIC RUNOFF AND WATER CONTAMINATION RULES

From: Examiner.com
The park is dangerously contaminated but state officials have blocked efforts to assess or clean up the problem, according to documents released today by Public Employees…

WHEN TRAINING GOES AWAY, WHEN FISCAL FIXES BACKFIRE, AND A NOVEL TRAFFIC SOLUTION

From: Governing
One way that many states are trying to address this issue is by toughening and enacting whistle-blower laws, which make it far easier for public employees to report instances…