Press Clips

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


U.S. REP TED LIEU ADDED TO MALIBU SCHOOLS' PCB SAGA

From: Malibu Surfside News

"The Malibu-based advocacy group and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility have also revealed that a large and growing number of teachers…

TOXIC LEAD LIMITS IN PLAYGROUND TURF NOT BEING ENFORCED, GROUP SAYS

From: Palm Beach Post

"The Consumer Product Safety Commission has decided not to enforce toxic lead limits required by law for children’s products in artificial turf playgrounds,…

WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT CONTENDS USDA TRIED TO SQUELCH INSECTICIDE RESEARCH

From: Rocky Mountain PBS

"'Dr. Lundgren’s case underscores why legal protections for government scientists are sorely needed,' said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees…

BEE SCIENTIST CLAIMS HE WAS PUNISHED BY USDA FOR WORK ON PESTICIDES

From: Ag Week

"'Once he started publishing this work, he went from golden boy to pariah, and that's what this case is about,' said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the Washington,…

IS THE USDA SILENCING SCIENTISTS?

From: The Atlantic

"'There's a message: If you want to prosper at USDA, don't make waves,' says Jeff Ruch, the executive director of the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental…

CONTRACTOR WRONGLY FIRED AFTER FLAGGING VIOLATIONS

From: Greenwire

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility filed the petition late last week with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of Terry Schaedig, a…

ADVOCATES FOR BESIEGED CSB STAFF RAISE ALARM OVER PACE OF DISASTER PROBES

From: Inside OSHA

"But Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), advocating for Horowitz, on Thursday decried what it characterizes as persistent sluggishness…

WHISTLE-BLOWER CLAIMS THE USDA SUPPRESSED RESEARCH ON BEE-KILLING PESTICIDE

From: TakePart

"'Having research published in prestigious journals and being invited to present before the National Academy of Sciences should be sources of official pride, not…

FEDERAL SCIENTIST SAYS AGENCY PUNISHED HIM OVER BEE RESEARCH

From: Argus Leader

"Lundgren is being represented by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility in his complaint to a federal whistleblower protection board."

USDA SCIENTIST: AGENCY RETALIATED OVER REPORT DETAILING DANGERS OF PESTICIDES TO BUTTERFLIES

From: Headlines & Global News

"Lundgren's trouble began after he, without proper approval, published research detailing the non-target effects the pesticide clothianidin has on…