Press Clips

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


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…

POLAR BEAR SCIENTIST PROBE FINDS PROBLEMS IN OFFSHORE OIL AGENCY

From: Alaska Dispatch

"Leading up to his September reprimand, Monnett had been banished from the environmental division of the bureau and reassigned as an analyst. But with the final…

DAM REMOVAL BOR WHISTLEBLOWER ALLEGATIONS FOUND ‘WITHOUT MERIT’

From: Herald and News

"After Houser’s position with Reclamation’s Klamath Basin Area Office was terminated, watchdog group Public Employees who Protect our Environment (PEER) came to…

SEA-LEVEL MAP OFFERS DISTURBING PICTURE OF SHORE'S FUTURE

From: Philly.com

"To Bill Wolfe, director of the environmental group NJ PEER, "the Rutgers work shows how the FEMA maps underestimate risks." He wants to see the new tool formally incorporated…

INVESTIGATION CLEARS US INTERIOR-DEPARTMENT STAFF OF MISCONDUCT

From: Nature.com

"In the first of its reports on alleged scientific misconduct to be released since the 2011 introduction of a new scientific integrity policy, the US Department of…

PANEL REJECTS KLAMATH WHISTLEBLOWER’S ALLEGATION

From: Oregon Public Broadcasting

"A special panel has rejected a whistleblower’s allegation that a federal agency press release was too positive in describing the benefits of removing…

IN PAULSBORO, A BLUE-COLLAR TOWN WRESTLES WITH INDUSTRY

From: Philly.com

"Bill Wolfe, head of the New Jersey chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said he doesn't think the companies or the state will install air…