Press Clips

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


GWB SCANDAL PUTS A LIGHT ON THE BENEFITS OF LOBBYING

From: NorthJersey.com

"Bill Wolfe, an environmental activist and blogger, said: “Wolff & Samson lawyers have exploited preferential access and political relationships with the Christie…

GREATER CONNECTIVITY FOR NATIONAL PARKS GETS DISCONNECTED

From: National Parks Traveler

"I have confirmed that no further action on this project has been taken since our response to your earlier FOIA request on this issue in May of 2013,"…

FOREST SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT HINDERED BY INADEQUATE BUDGET, GROUP SAYS

From: FEDagent

"The cuts to the Forest Service LEI budget are cause for concern by the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), who assert “the reason for the…

THE FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT

From: Good Times

"Additionally, Hirsch says he is worried about the EPA’s heightened standards for permissible radiation levels, which were revised in April of last year. The new guidelines…

WHY IS WALMART PAYING CHRIS CHRISTIE'S PALS?

From: The Daily Beast

"Bill Wolfe, a former DEP official who frequently blogs now about the inner workings of the Christie administration, compared it to a governor deciding that the…

KEYSTONE PIPELINE: GROUP SAYS SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS SKEWED DATA TO BENEFIT KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE

From: International Business Times

"Senior government officials inaccurately portrayed the habitat range of an endangered beetle living along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline path…

TRAVELER'S VIEW: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE NEEDS TO IMPROVE ITS TRANSPARENCY

From: National Parks Traveler

"Now, it's worth noting that most of the information we were seeking was long ago secured pursuant to a FOIA lawsuit filed by Public Employees for Environmental…

LOW STAFFING, FUNDING LEVELS AT CAL/OSHA POLITICALLY DRIVEN, INSIDER REPORT SAYS

From: Safety and Health

"However, according to Greg Edwards, chief financial officer at the California Department of Industrial Relations (which oversees Cal/OSHA), that fund is not…

THE POWER BROKER: HOW CHRISTIE'S PORT POINT MAN PLAYS ALL SIDES OF TRANSIT DEALS

From: WNYC

""Bill Wolfe, the head of NJ-PEER, an environmental group that has monitored NJ Transit, is critical of the deals for lacking “competitive bidding, transparency, and robust…

WATCHDOG GROUP: CAL/OSHA’S STAFF LEVEL HAS FALLEN BELOW MINIMUM STANDARD FOR FEDERAL FUNDING

From: EHS Today

"The watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has filed a complaint with federal OSHA to call attention to California OSHA’s diminished staffing…