Press Clips

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


EPA WANTS TO KNOW IF HERSCHEL VINYARD, SECRETARY OF FLORIDA'S DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, LIED ON HIS RESUME

From: New Times Broward-Palm Beach
The fiasco started in 2011, when the environmental groups PEER and the Florida Clean Water Network contacted the EPA and asserted that Vinyard's appointment…

FREE MARKET FLORIDA, MAD AT EPA INVESTIGATION INTO HERSCHEL VINYARD, SAYS EPA SHOULD INVESTIGATE ITSELF

From: New Times Broward-Palm Beach
Jerry Phillips, an attorney and director of the Florida chapter of PEER -- one of the environmental groups that sparked the EPA's investigation into Vinyard…

TDOT SETTLES DISPUTE OVER WETLANDS PROJECT

From: WSMV Channel 4
The group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) found that TDOT wasn't always doing that during construction projects. For instance, the land along…

SPEAKING SCIENCE TO POWER

From: Nature
Last week a federal appeals board sent Cate Jenkins back to work at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), marking another victory in the rabble-rousing chemist's colourful…

ENVIRONMENTALISTS DEMAND ‘CITIZEN’S ARREST’ OF FLORIDA REGULATORY OFFICIAL

From: The Daily Caller
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, and the Florida Clean Water Network are claiming Herschel Vinyard’s work in the private sector for different…

MONTANA TRIBES EDGE CLOSER TO ROLE AT NATIONAL BISON RANGE

From: Billings Gazette
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which filed the lawsuit that got the last agreement thrown out and has long fought any tribal involvement at the Bison…

IS CATTLE-GRAZING DAMAGING PUBLIC LANDS IN THE WEST?

From: Summit County Citizens Voice
“Livestock’s huge toll inflicted on our public lands is a hidden subsidy which industry is never asked to repay,” said Kirsten Stade, advocacy director for…

FEDERAL COURT REINSTATES EPA WHISTLEBLOWER AFTER 9/11 ASBESTOS DUST WARNINGS

From: Asbestos.com
According to Jenkins’ lawyer, Paula Dinerstein, the federal court’s actions amount to vindication. Jenkins, who is also a polio survivor, worked for the EPA for more than…

BLM REPORT: PUBLIC LANDS RANCHING FAILS RANGELAND HEALTH STANDARDS ON A THIRD OF RANGELANDS ASSESSED, 33 MILLION ACRES

From: The Wildlife News
Last November, PEER filed a scientific integrity complaint that BLM had directed scientists to exclude livestock grazing as a factor in changing landscapes as part of…

NEW JERSEY COMMUNITY DEVASTATED BY CONTAMINATED WATER

From: Fox News
Pompton Lakes residents plea for more to be done to rid lake of poisonous DuPont chemicals more . . .