Press Clips

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


HOW SAFE IS THE ARTIFICIAL TURF YOUR CHILD PLAYS ON?

From: NBC News

"“There’s a host of concerns that are being raised,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of PEER, an environmental watchdog group. PEER has lodged complaints against both…

CRITICS: FLORIDA DEP FAILING TO PROTECT ENVIRONMENT

From: My Fox Tampa Bay

"Byrd points to a recent study conducted by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which documents the fact that civil penalties and enforcement actions…

BIG CYPRESS NATIONAL PRESERVE ORV RULING SHUFFLES NPS MANDATES FOR PRESERVATION, RECREATION

From: National Parks Traveler

""The bigger concern for the National Park System is that philosophy being embraced by top agency managers," wrote Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public…

SHOULD THE NEXT GOVERNOR MOVE FORWARD ON SOUTH COAST RAIL?

From: The Boston Globe

"Kyla Bennett, director, New England chapter of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and a resident of north Easton. New governors often inherit…

CRITICISM OF CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD CONTINUES

From: Chemical and Engineering News

"While OIG’s complaints have swayed Congress and led to the House committee’s investigation, the allegations are “a tempest in a teapot,” says Jeff…

GREENS CAN'T BLOCK OFF ROAD VEHICLE USE IN PARK

From: Courthouse News Service

"U.S. District Judge John E. Steele later consolidated the case with a lawsuit filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Florida Biodiversity…

GUV RACE SPARRING OVER PUBLIC LANDS LIKELY NOT CONSEQUENTIAL, BUT REVEALING

From: The Colorado Independent

"Many of Colorado’s large federal workforce — including members of watchdog groups like Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) -— would…

IMPENDING LAWSUIT LOOMS OVER SANTA MONICA-MALIBU SCHOOL BOARD

From: The Malibu Times

"Time is running out for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) Board of Education and Malibu parents to come to a resolution on PCB testing…

WATCHDOG GROUP: FEWER FINES LETS POLLUTERS OFF EASY

From: Florida Today

"Fewer environmental fines could burden taxpayers, PEER says. A watchdog group says Florida's decrease in environmental fines lets polluters off easy, at the expense…

PEER: FLORIDA IS COLLECTING FEWER POLLUTION FINES THAN EVER BEFORE

From: Broward Palm Beach New Times

"According to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the amount of money the state collected in fines last year dropped by more…