Press Clips

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


LET MAINE FARMERS OPT OUT OF PESTICIDE SPRAYING

From: Bangor Daily News

"Specifically, the group challenged claims made by Massachusetts officials that the state’s July pesticide blitz in 21 communities against eastern equine encephalitis…

ARE BUDGET CUTS AFFECTING TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM?

From: Civil Beat

""NOAA claims the American buoys are important for getting early warning (about tsunamis). But if you've got large swaths of them that are in essence dead, then you're…

N.J. DEP: NEW PRIVATIZED TOXIC-SITE-CLEANUP PROGRAM CLEARS CASES FASTER

From: Philly.com

"Bill Wolfe, a former DEP official and frequent critic of the agency, said allowing environmental-cleanup firms, which are often paid by the polluters, to police themselves…

ISSA: OBAMA HAS IGNORED IG REFORMS THAT SAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO COVER MOST OF SEQUESTER

From: The Washington Examiner

"“As an acting IG, Mary Kendall’s tenure depends upon pleasing the very people she is supposed to investigate,” Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility…

LEGISLATURE BEGINS BILLS TO FILL GAPS FOR SANDY RECOVERY

From: Press of Atlantic City

"Environmental advocates, including Sierra Club President Jeff Tittel and NJ Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility Director Bill Wolfe, urged…

MARIN VOICE: OYSTER FARM ORDER HONORS A LONG-STANDING PROMISE

From: Marin Independent Journal

"AFTER Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's historic decision to protect Drakes Estero as the first marine wilderness in the continental United States, most…

BIOLOGISTS, RECLAMATION CLASH OVER JOBS

From: Herald and News

"In January, watchdog group Public Employees who Protect our Environment (PEER) filed a complaint of scientific and scholarly misconduct on behalf of the biologists.…

NJ Panel Advances Oversight Of Sandy Funds

From: Houston Chronicle

"At a brief hearing Thursday, one speaker, Bill Wolfe, director of the New Jersey chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, asked lawmakers…

GROUP WARNS OF POOP IN MISSOURI STATE PARKS WATER SYSTEMS

From: Raw Story

"That’s the takeaway from a request for enforcement filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility…

AGENCY DECLINES TO CONTINUE RESEARCH INVESTIGATION

From: Anchorage Daily News

"Monnett has been represented by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Executive Director Jeff Ruch (rook) says the motivation for the investigation…