Press Clips

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


NOAA COMES UNDER CRITICISM AGAIN, THIS TIME OVER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FUNDING

From: South Coast Today
An environmental watchdog group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), informed the Washington Post when it learned that Hayes had been replaced…

SHOULD WE RESPECT THE IDEAS IN PUBLIC RECORDS, NO MATTER HOW SILLY THEY ARE?

From: New Times Broward-Palm Beach
Here's a conundrum. Last week, via the environmentalist group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, we got wind of some notes from a meeting…

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION MEETING PRODUCED SOME STRANGE IDEAS FOR MAKING MONEY OFF STATE LAND

From: New Times Broward-Palm Beach
The notes were obtained in a public-records request by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), based in Washington, DC. More on the pellet…

COURT: WHISTLE-BLOWER DESERVED JOB PROTECTION

From: Charlotte Observer
The ruling provides a new road map for how future whistle-blower claims should be considered, said Whitmore’s attorney, Paula Dinerstein, with the Public Employees…

OSHA WHISTLEBLOWER WINS COURT VICTORY

From: iWatch News
Whitmore would like to have his job back, his lawyer, Paula Dinerstein, told the Center for Public Integrity on Thursday. He went public with his concerns because “OSHA for…

GOVERNOR PRAISES DEP SECRETARY HERSCHEL VINYARD AMID CONTROVERSIES, CRITICISM

From: The Florida Current
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and the Clean Water Network of Florida wrote to EPA requesting an investigation in February 2011, a month after Vinyard…

OSHA WHISTLEBLOWER'S RETALIATION CLAIM REVIVED

From: Reuters
A federal appeals court has revived a claim by a former senior Department of Labor official who says he was fired because he publicly criticized his agency for letting companies…

TWO MORE PANTHER DEATHS REPORTED IN FLORIDA

From: Summit County Citizens Voice
“Individually, these panther deaths are difficult to avoid but collectively they are the unavoidable result of official dereliction of duty,” said PEER director…

EXCLUSIVE: PROPOSED POLICY WOULD ALLOW INDUSTRIES TO SELF-AUDIT POLLUTION-GENERATING ACTIVITIES

From: Gotham Gazette
Self-audit agreements could also deal a blow to transparency and acountability, said Bill Wolfe, director of the New Jersey office of Public Employees for Environmental…

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…