Press Clips

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


EPA DRAFT STIRS FEARS OF RADICALLY RELAXED RADIATION GUIDELINES

From: Forbes

"“In soil, the PAGs allow long-term public exposure to radiation in amounts as high as 2,000 millirems,” PEER advocacy director Kirsten Stade said in a press release.“This…

FEDERAL PIPELINE OVERSIGHT AGENCY SUED OVER LAX ENFORCEMENT

From: Salt Lake Tribune

""PHMSA has not just been asleep at the switch; they cannot even find the switch," said Kathryn Douglass, the lawyer who filed the suit Wednesday in a Washington,…

EPA RELAXES PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR RADIOLOGICAL ATTACKS, ACCIDENTS

From: Nextgov

"“This is public health policy only Dr. Strangelove could embrace,” Jeff Ruch, executive director for the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,…

MONSANTO PROTECTION ACT UNDERMINES U.S. FOOD SECURITY

From: eNews Park Forest

"This rider is also a concern for consumer health and environmental organizations because they have used court decisions to help slow down the advance on GE…

AS OSHA EMPHASIZES SAFETY, LONG-TERM HEALTH RISKS FESTER

From: The New York Times

"Sheri Farley walks with a limp. The only job she could hold would be one where she does not have to stand or sit longer than 20 minutes, otherwise pain screams…

AS OSHA EMPHASIZES SAFETY, LONG-TERM HEALTH RISKS FESTER

From: New York Times

" But Jeff Ruch, the director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a public health advocacy organization, said that, on average, OSHA now conducts…

WHAT'S IT LIKE TO WAKE UP FROM A TEA PARTY BINGE? JUST ASK FLORIDA!

From: Mother Jones

"In Scott's first year, the number of environmental enforcement actions in the state fell nearly 30 percent, as did the pollution penalties, and the Department of…

FEDS TO SPEND $400K ON JET SKI STUDY WHILE DROPPING 1,900 PARK WORKERS’ JOBS

From: International Business Times

"According to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the feds are cutting park ranger staff while spending $400,000 for the study on the…

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT REJECTS SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT CLAIMS IN CONNECT WITH KLAMATH DAM REMOVAL

From: The Record Searchlight

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of PEER, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, criticized the department for finding a new way to reject another…

DUAL-USE TRAIL NETWORK UNDER REVIEW

From: The Inyo Register

"With legislation drafted that would allow AAPL to designate segments of county roads up to 10 miles as dual use, the Center for Biological Diversity and Public…