Press Clips

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


FLORIDA KEYS PARK VIOLATES TOXIC RUNOFF AND WATER CONTAMINATION RULES

From: Examiner.com
The park is dangerously contaminated but state officials have blocked efforts to assess or clean up the problem, according to documents released today by Public Employees…

WHEN TRAINING GOES AWAY, WHEN FISCAL FIXES BACKFIRE, AND A NOVEL TRAFFIC SOLUTION

From: Governing
One way that many states are trying to address this issue is by toughening and enacting whistle-blower laws, which make it far easier for public employees to report instances…

DEP'S JEFF LITTLEJOHN VIOLATING FEDERAL CLEAN WATER ACT, SAYS PEER COMPLAINT

From: New Times Broward-Palm Beach
The complaint, submitted by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, is the latest in a string of allegations that industry influence has entrenched…

CONTROVERSIAL WETLANDS PERMIT WINS APPROVAL DESPITE EXPERT'S OBJECTIONS

From: Tampa Bay Times
However, Jerry Phillips, a former DEP attorney who now heads up the Florida chapter of the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said the permit was…

GROUPS CONTEND REGULATOR HAS CONFLICT OF INTEREST

From: The Florida Current
The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and the Florida Clean Water Network are petitioning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to disqualify…

NEIGHBORS UPSET OVER OFF-ROAD VEHICLE EXPANSION PLAN

From: ABC 7
Karen Schambach says the park hasn't been a good steward of the land they've been given. She's with Public Employees For Environmental Responsibility. The group sued the state…

B.L. ENGLAND GENERATING STATION'S PLANS TO SWITCH TO NATURAL GAS WILL TAKE PLENTY OF TIME, EFFORT AND MONEY

From: Power Engineering
That line disturbed Bill Wolfe, director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, who said he thinks the latest agreement is just another way to extend…

DELAWARE AND RARITAN CANAL COMMISSION ASKED TO DENY BULL'S ISLAND PLAN

From: Lehigh Valley
“The decision was made prior to their own consultant’s recommendations,” said Bill Wolfe, director of Public Employees For Environmental Responsibility, an environmental…

EPA MUST FORCETHE DEP'S HAND

From: Asbury Park Press
By almost any standard, the evidence is overwhelming that Barnegat Bay — all of it — is legally impaired. That designation, under the provisions of the federal Clean…

PROPOSED YELLOWSTONE CELL TOWER PROMPTS PROTEST

From: Southern Linc
A watchdog group is protesting a perceived lack of oversight and public input into a proposed cellphone tower in Yellowstone National Park. The watchdog group, Public Employees…