Press Clips

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


FLORIDA EMPLOYEE SAYS ‘CLIMATE CHANGE,’ HAS TO WRITE ‘SCIENCE IS A LIE’ 10,000 TIMES

From: Wonkette

"A press release by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says Barton Bibler, a Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) employee, was reprimanded…

FLORIDA REPRIMANDS ANOTHER STATE EMPLOYEE FOR 'CLIMATE CHANGE'; GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT DISPLAYS CONTINUES SKEPTICISM OVER IT

From: Yibada

"Florida Governor Rick Scott and officials have repeatedly denied allegations of existing policies of prohibiting the use of "global warming" and "climate change." However,…

FLORIDA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION EMPLOYEE’S MENTAL HEALTH QUESTIONED AFTER MENTIONING CLIMATE CHANGE IN A MEETING SUMMARY

From: AllGov

"Barton Bibler is a Land Management Plan Coordinator in Florida’s Division of State Lands. After a Florida Coastal Managers Forum, Bibler turned in a meeting summary that…

ACTIVISTS WANT PROBE OF ALLEGED FLORIDA 'CLIMATE CHANGE' WORD BAN

From: Big News Network

"The Florida chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) said the DEP's decision to discipline the worker is another indication that allegations…

MAN GIVEN MENTAL EVALUATION FOR IGNORING RICK SCOTT’S INSANE CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY

From: Death and Taxes

"According to a complaint lodged by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (Peer), Bibler was put on administrative leave on March 9 after explicitly…

FRED GRIMM: WHO CARES ABOUT A BUNCH OF MANATEES ANYWAY?

From: Miami Herald

"If the anti-regulation crowd prevails, it’s a little unclear what the immediate effect of a new classification might bring. The endangered status sure hasn’t done…

FLORIDA OFFICIAL SUSPENDED FOR USING “CLIMATE CHANGE” IN REPORT

From: Pioneer News

"Barton Bibler , a Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) employee, has been suspended for mentioning ‘climate change’ at work...Bibler is a long term…

UPDATE: DEP WORKER SENT HOME AFTER SHARING CLIMATE-CHANGE VIEWS

From: Tallahassee Democrat

"Florida PEER also notified the agency that Bibler was invoking his rights under the state whistle-blower act. Jerry Phillips, director of Florida PEER and…

FLORIDA ENVIRONMENT OFFICIAL DISMISSED FOR MENTIONING CLIMATE CHANGE AT WORK

From: RT

"An employee from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been suspended for mentioning climate change at work. The complaint filed Thursday by the Public…

FLORIDA THINKS YOU ARE LITERALLY CRAZY IF YOU MENTION CLIMATE CHANGE

From: Mic

""It's particularly Kafkaesque," Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told Mic. "What happened to Bart was one of the cruder…