Press Clips

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


FLORIDA DEP'S TAMPA OFFICE FACES REORGANIZATION, STAFF CUTS

From: Tampa Bay Times
To Jerry Phillips, a former DEP attorney who now heads up the Florida chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, what the agency is doing is "trying…

COAL, FORESTS AND MINING ON AGENDA

From: Arizona Daily Sun
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, another conservation group, would ask people running for federal office in this area some other questions. For Director…

NOVARTIS AND MAYOR SPAR OVER SUPERFUND SITE

From: Expert Briefings
While the Chatham ordinance would not be binding on how the EPA proceeds, current land use typically drives risk assessment, says Bill Wolfe, ..heads the state chapter…

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH RECEIVES BACKLASH FROM EASTON ENVIRONMENTALIST

From: The Taunton Daily Gazette
“The thing that’s so frustrating for me is that I think the aerial spraying is potentially dangerous for humans and the environment,” said Kyla Bennett, Easton…

SHELL STARTS - AND PAUSES - ARCTIC DRILLING

From: Peoples World
The oil company moved forward with its drilling plans after passing a "safety test" that environmentalists have criticized, including watchdog group Public Employees for…

DEP SECRETARY HERSCHEL VINYARD SAYS HE DIDN'T LIE ON RÉSUMÉ; PEER NOT BUYING IT

From: New Times Broward-Palm Beach
"Frankly, the letter is five pages of obfuscation," says Jerry Phillips, director of the Florida chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.…

DEP AGAIN ARGUES NO LAW VIOLATION IN SECRETARY VINYARD'S PRIOR JOBS

From: The Florida Current
In February 2011, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and the Florida Clean Water Network petitioned the EPA asking it to investigate Vinyard's employment…

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC CALLED "RECKLESS" FOR LIMITED TESTING OF ALASKA DRILLING EQUIPMENT

From: SMEweb
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (Peer) said it was shocked by the single page of notes it received after it filed a federal lawsuit against the bureau of safety…

WILL ALASKA FACE DISASTER SIMILAR TO THAT OF GULF OF MEXICO?

From: The Voice of Russia
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER, a non-profitable organization that helps the government officials to pay attention to ecological issues. The…

SHELL BEGINS DRILLING IN THE CHUKCHI SEA

From: Anchorage Daily News
A watchdog group has pounced on the capping stack tests, calling them sorely inadequate. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, sued to get the…