Press Clips

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


DEMOCRATS WANT COASTAL COMMISSION TO OVERSEE REBUILDING OF JERSEY SHORE

From: NJ Spotlight

"Citing a study by a university planner, Bill Wolfe, executive director of the New Jersey chapter of Public Environmental Employees for Responsibility, warned that…

NOT JUST THE IRS: FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE POLITICIZING THE FOIA PROCESS, TOO

From: Reason.com

"For 92 percent of requests from green groups, the EPA cooperated by waiving fees for the information. Those requests came from the National Resources Defense Council,…

EPA MAKES INFORMATION REQUESTS MORE DIFFICULT FOR CONSERVATIVES

From: The Daily Caller

"However, environmental groups were much more successful in getting the agency to cooperate. The Natural Resources Defense Council made 20 fee waiver requests,…

FEDERAL EPA DENIES GROUPS' PETITIONS CHALLENGING 2 TOP FLORIDA DEP OFFICIALS

From: The Florida Current

"The EPA said there was insufficient information to determine whether DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. was disqualified and that the two-year period for…

EPA DROPS REVIEW OF CONFLICT-OF-INTEREST COMPLAINT ABOUT DEP HEAD VINYARD

From: Jacksonville.com

"Fleming listed a second reason for dropping the subject, which Florida PEER Director Jerry Phillips wouldn’t let pass uncommented. EPA’s conflict-of-interest…

BOCA RATON GOT OFF EASY IN DRINKING WATER VIOLATION SETTLEMENT, ENVIRONMENTALISTS SAY

From: Broward Palm Beach New Times

"But the happy ending doesn't sit well with Jerry Phillips, director of Florida Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The settlement,…

FEDS: USE GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS ON REFUGES?

From: San Francisco Chronicle

"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold five public meetings around the South in June to hear what people think about using genetically modified…

EPA SPEAKS ON HOW MUCH RADIATION IS TOO MUCH

From: The Washington Post

"The activists are right, though, about one thing: The document is a confusing bore. If the EPA wants city, county and state officials to pay attention — if…

TEXAS EXPLOSION BOLSTERS PUSH FOR PLANT SAFETY BUT MAY LIMIT BID FOR IST

From: Inside EPA

"For example, a source with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) says video of the fire that a nearby resident filmed just before the ammonium nitrate…

SENATE COMMITTEE PASSES PACKAGE OF BILLS TO SPEED POST-SANDY RECOVERY

From: New Jersey Spotlight

"But Bill Wolfe, director of the New Jersey chapter of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, suggested the exemption to local land-use laws…