Press Clips

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


DNR ACCUSED OF FAILURE TO INSPECT ITS OWN TOWERS

From: Joplin Independent

"Washington, DC — Contrary to its own standards, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) failed to have its park water towers and storage facilities…

NORTH DAKOTA OIL SPILL SPOTLIGHTS OBAMA DELAY ON RULES

From: Bloomberg

""When there is a major incident like the Kalamazoo River spill, you would think they would get right on it,” said Jeff Ruch, the head of Public Employees for Environmental…

EDITORIAL: TIME FOR A BETTER MOUSETRAP

From: The Daily Astorian

"It will never get 1/1,000th of the media attention devoted to glitches in government healthcare implementation, but for fishermen and other coastal residents…

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS PROTEST GAS PIPELINE AT STOCKTON FORUM

From: Press of Atlantic City

"GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — The protests over a controversial gas pipeline proposal spread to an environmental forum Monday at Richard Stockton College...Bill…

ENVIRONMENTALISTS ACCUSE FEDERAL REGULATORS OF SPENDING MORE TIME WITH INDUSTRY THAN ON PIPELINE SAFETY

From: National Journal

"According to data compiled by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an environmental advocacy organization, federal pipeline-safety regulators…

DUEL ERUPTS ON THE HIGH SEAS

From: Wall Street Journal

"In May, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an advocacy group, and the Association for Professional Observers, a trade group, reported…

IS US CRUDE OIL PIPELINE SAFETY COMPROMISED? HOW FEDERAL WORKERS SPEND MORE TIME AND MONEY ON CONFERENCES THAN REGULATING

From: International Business Times

"U.S. federal pipeline safety workers spend more time schmoozing at industry events and conferences than taking care of the millions of miles of…

WATCHDOG GROUP SAYS PIPELINE SAFETY AGENCY PUTS INDUSTRY CONFERENCES AHEAD OF INSPECTIONS

From: Central Valley Business Times

"The U.S. Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration – the federal agency charged with pipeline safety -- spends much more of its resources…

PIPELINE REGULATORS SPEND MORE TIME WITH INDUSTRY THAN OIL SPILLS: WATCHDOG REPORT

From: Huffington Post

"Between 2007 and 2012, staff from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration spent 2,807 days at conferences, meetings and other events sponsored…

REPORT: PINELANDS COMMISSION IS SIDESTEPPING PROTECTIONS

From: Asbury Park Press

"Stung by that criticism, commissioners sharply debated among themselves in a later executive session, according to an audio recording obtained by Bill Wolfe…