Press Clips

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


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…

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…