Press Clips

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


STATE PARKS WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE AT OCOTILLO WELLS

From: CBS 8

"OCOTILLO WELLS, Calif. (CBS 8) A California State Parks employee is blowing the whistle on what he calls widespread environmental damage at Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular…

CONGRESSMEN DEMAND END TO EPA'S IRS-LIKE BIAS AGAINST CONSERVATIVE, STATE/LOCAL FOIA REQUESTORS

From: The Washington Examiner

"Fee waiver requests from conservative groups that favor limited government programs, however, were rejected by EPA officials by virtually the same percentage.…

POLITICAL MACHINE TRUMPS FREE PRESS

From: The Daily Astorian

"Examples are rife. They include efforts to suppress off-agenda messages about climate change and other matters well documented by Public Employees for Environmental…

NEW PARK SERVICE POLICY AUTHORIZES FIXED ANCHORS IN WILDERNESS

From: Outside Online

"The allowance of fixed anchors for climbing is just one of many management subjects covered in the Director's Order, and public lands advocacy group Public Employees…

DEP SECRETARY HERSCHEL VINYARD CLEARED OF EPA VIOLATIONS THANKS TO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

From: Broward Palm Beach New Times

"For Jerry Phillips, director of the Florida chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the outcome wasn't too much of a surprise.…

DEMOCRATS WANT COASTAL COMMISSION TO OVERSEE REBUILDING OF JERSEY SHORE

From: NJ Spotlight

"Citing a study by a university planner, Bill Wolfe, executive director of the New Jersey chapter of Public Environmental Employees for Responsibility, warned that…

NOT JUST THE IRS: FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE POLITICIZING THE FOIA PROCESS, TOO

From: Reason.com

"For 92 percent of requests from green groups, the EPA cooperated by waiving fees for the information. Those requests came from the National Resources Defense Council,…

EPA MAKES INFORMATION REQUESTS MORE DIFFICULT FOR CONSERVATIVES

From: The Daily Caller

"However, environmental groups were much more successful in getting the agency to cooperate. The Natural Resources Defense Council made 20 fee waiver requests,…

FEDERAL EPA DENIES GROUPS' PETITIONS CHALLENGING 2 TOP FLORIDA DEP OFFICIALS

From: The Florida Current

"The EPA said there was insufficient information to determine whether DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. was disqualified and that the two-year period for…

EPA DROPS REVIEW OF CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST COMPLAINT ABOUT DEP HEAD VINYARD

From: Jacksonville.com

"Fleming listed a second reason for dropping the subject, which Florida PEER Director Jerry Phillips wouldn’t let pass uncommented. EPA’s conflict-of-interest…