Press Clips

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


POLLUTERS RAN AMOK UNDER ROMNEY, SAYS WATCHDOG

From: Mother Jones
As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney made a number of decisions that significantly limited the state's ability to crack down on environmental crimes, according to the…

DEATHS OF ENDANGERED FLA. PANTHER INCREASE

From: United Press Interantional
The number of Florida panthers remaining in the wild is estimated to range between 100 and 120, a release from the group Public Employees for Environmental…

EMBATTLED ALASKA POLAR BEAR RESEARCHER QUESTIONS INQUIRY'S INTEGRITY

From: Alaska Dispatch
Where the current Department of Interior has promised to create a buffer between the two, it has failed, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility…

TENNESSEE HIGHWAY AGENCY SETTLES MAJOR WETLAND SUIT

From: The Chattanoogan
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has settled a major wetlands protection lawsuit brought against it by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility…

WILL THE REAL HERSCHEL VINYARD PLEASE STAND UP

From: The Bradenton Times
The Florida Clean Water Network and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed the complaint in February 2011. Currently, Vinyard is making decisions…

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…