Press Clips

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


FEDERAL AGENCIES SCRUTINIZE 2013 TICKET SCANDAL

From: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

"The FBI and Department of the Interior inspector general's office are investigating a 2013 ticketing scandal at the USS Arizona Memorial and tour company…

INDUSTRY LOOKS TO NARROW CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD’S WORK

From: The Charleston Gazette

"The group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility issued a statement that called the actions by Engler and Griffon a “coup d’état” and a “purge,”…

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP: "ECO-EFFECTS OF SONAR ARRAYS AND GUNNERY UNCLEAR"

From: Sit News

"According to documents posted by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), “Northern Edge” involves live shelling, numerous surface explosions, aerial…

PCB LAWSUIT ADVANCES IN FEDERAL COURT

From: The Malibu Times

"A federal judge Monday denied the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought against them by America Unites For Kids…

IOWA'S WHISTLE-BLOWER LAW ASSAILED AS A FAILURE

From: The Des Moines Riegister

"Iowa's whistle-blower protections were ranked about in the middle compared to others nationally, according to a 2013 report from Public Employees for…

TWO PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AS TENSIONS MOUNT AT CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD

From: Government Executive

"General Counsel Richard Loeb and Managing Director Daniel Horowitz are “on leave,” according to an email to staff from interim top executive Rick Engler…

THE U.S. CHEMICAL DISASTER BOARD IS IMPLODING

From: BuzzFeed

"“Here we have the agency charged with the safety of our industrial infrastructure and it is paralyzed,” Jeff Ruck of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,…

SO MUCH FOR CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD TRANSPARENCY

From: The Charleston Gazette

"Jeff Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and other critics contend the move was inappropriate and shouldn’t…

DEAR US NAVY: YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN SUMMER WAR GAMES IN GULF OF ALASKA

From: Alaska Dispatch News

"In a Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) press release on June 15, Rick Steiner, a retired University of Alaska professor and PEER board…

DISPUTED POWER MANEUVER DIVIDES CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD

From: Government Executive

"“What we have now is basically a governance takeover without public notice, and with truncated public comment and the absence of any quorum,” said Jeff Ruch,…