Press Clips

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


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…

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…