Press Clips

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


SOME UNION LEADERS URGE GOV. BROWN TO VETO LEAD BULLET BAN

From: Los Angeles Times

"California hunters did not pull enough weight to stop the state Legislature from approving a bill last week that would ban the use of lead bullets for sport…

EPA VICTIMS ASK: WHO WILL PROTECT US FROM OUR PROTECTORS?

From: Black Agenda Report

"According to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Dr. Jenkins “received a proposed removal more than a year after a federal civil service…

AGREEMENT PAVES WAY FOR ELDORADO FOREST TRAIL DESIGNATIONS

From: Central Valley Business Times

"An agreement reached by conservation groups, off-roaders and three rural counties settles litigation going back to the 1990s by resolving the status…

STATE PARKS OFF-ROAD UNIT OBJECTS TO REGIONAL PARKS INTEREST IN TESLA

From: The Independent

"The division of the state parks department that promotes off-road vehicle recreation has written a letter of complaint to East Bay Regional Park District demanding…

FOREST-WORK CONTRACT CHANGES HANDS

From: AZ Central

"The U.S. Forest Service is rebooting its largest-ever forest restoration project, handing the contract for thinning northern Arizona pines to a new company after…

PIPELINE SAFETY CHIEF SAYS HIS REGULATORY PROCESS IS 'KIND OF DYING'

From: The Free Press

"Jeffrey Wiese, the nation’s top oil and gas pipeline safety official, recently strode to a dais beneath crystal chandeliers at a New Orleans hotel to let his…

EPA CHEMIST WHO REVEALED TWIN TOWERS TOXIC DUST FIRED – AGAIN

From: Environment News Service

"Dr. Cate Jenkins, a senior chemist of more than 22 years tenure with the EPA, publicly alleged that due to falsified EPA standards, first responders…

GROUP WARNS THAT FEDERAL WHISTLEBLOWERS MAY BE SILENCED

From: Central Valley Business Times

"A plan by the federal civil service board to speed up its proceedings may make it even more difficult for whistleblowers to prevail in a forum…

FRED GRIMM: FOREVER IS A SHORT TIME IN FLORIDA

From: Miami Herald

"DEP’s credibility in the big land deal wasn’t helped by the timing. A few days after the controversial list went public, the Public Employees for Environmental…

SUPPORTERS OF NJ TAX SAY RECYCLING DOWN WHEN FUND ALTERED

From: WNYC

"Towns that recycled more, got more money from the recycling fund,” said Bill Wolfe, a former Department of Environmental Protection employee-turned-environmentalist. Those…