Press Clips

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


FLORIDA ENVIRONMENT SUFFERING UNDER RICK SCOTT APPOINTEE

From: Ring Of Fire

"Florida’s environmental laws are being enforced less and less under Gov. Rick Scott’s pick - a private company attorney, Secretary Herschel Vinyard - to lead the…

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CASES DECREASE UNDER SCOTT APPOINTEE

From: Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

"The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility report says that since Scott took office and Secretary Herschel Vinyard took…

ECO-GROUPS CHALLENGE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OVER GMO FARMING IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES

From: Truthout

"Environmental advocates are once again suing the Obama administration to stop the farming of genetically engineered crops in national wildlife refuges, this time in…

FLA. DEP ENFORCEMENT SEVERELY STUNTED, ENVIROS SAY

From: Law 360

"New York -- A public employee group blasted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, its director and Gov. Rick Scott Thursday for allegedly allowing Florida's…

GROUP: ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS NOT ENFORCED UNDER SCOTT

From: Miami Herald

"TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Enforcement of the state's environmental laws has plummeted under Gov. Rick Scott and the private company attorney he picked to lead the Department…

GREENS SAY U.S. GIVES A PASS TO POISONS

From: Courthouse News Service

"OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Uncle Sam is illegally allowing farmers to plant genetically modified crops and use "highly toxic" pesticides in five national…

ENVIROS SUE TO BLOCK GMO CROPS ON FEDERAL WILDLIFE REFUGES

From: Law 360

"New York -- Several environmental groups on Tuesday sued to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from planting genetically engineered crops and using blanket pesticide…

HEY FEDS, LET’S KEEP PESTICIDES AND GMO CROPS OUT OF AMERICA’S WILDLIFE RESERVES

From: Take Part

"Environmental groups are getting tough with federal officials in a lawsuit that alleges some of America’s beloved natural spaces are being damaged because lands are…

GROUPS SUE TO STOP USE OF GMO CROPS IN REFUGES

From: San Francisco Chronicle

"DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop planting genetically modified…

STATE PARKS RESPONDS TO OFF-ROADING LAWSUIT

From: Ramona Sentinel

"California Department of Parks and Recreation has responded to a lawsuit seeking to suspend the open riding policy at the Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation…