Press Clips

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


FEDS: USE GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS ON REFUGES?

From: San Francisco Chronicle

"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold five public meetings around the South in June to hear what people think about using genetically modified…

EPA SPEAKS ON HOW MUCH RADIATION IS TOO MUCH

From: The Washington Post

"The activists are right, though, about one thing: The document is a confusing bore. If the EPA wants city, county and state officials to pay attention — if…

TEXAS EXPLOSION BOLSTERS PUSH FOR PLANT SAFETY BUT MAY LIMIT BID FOR IST

From: Inside EPA

"For example, a source with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) says video of the fire that a nearby resident filmed just before the ammonium nitrate…

SENATE COMMITTEE PASSES PACKAGE OF BILLS TO SPEED POST-SANDY RECOVERY

From: New Jersey Spotlight

"But Bill Wolfe, director of the New Jersey chapter of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, suggested the exemption to local land-use laws…

CAPE WIND: JUSTICE DEPARTMENT URGES SWIFT LAWSUIT RESOLUTION BEFORE TAX BREAKS EXPIRE

From: Indian Country

"The project also must secure more than $2 billion in financing. Cape Wind President Jim Gordon has admitted that the uncertainty caused by the pending lawsuits…

WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD IN BUILDING PRODUCTS

From: Pharos

"In March, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed legal challenges to agency proclamations of the safety of artificial turf, in part due to concerns…

IMPERIUM WATCH: NUCLEAR STANDARDS RELAXED

From: Valley Advocate

"That change would send the estimated number of cancer deaths expected from soil exposure soaring from the EPA’s standard of 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 23, according…

BUREAU APOLOGIZES TO KLAMATH BASIN BIOLOGISTS

From: Record Searchlight

"The biologists claimed that because of the alleged complaints they were being threatened with reassignment and their work would be outsourced to other federal…

ARK. OIL SPILL PROBE FALLS TO UNDERSTAFFED AGENCY WITH CLOSE INDUSTRY TIES

From: Inside Climate News

"Kathryn Douglass, staff counsel for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), has been examining PHMSA's relationship with oil and gas companies.…

REPORT DETAILS MURKY DRINKING WATER VIOLATIONS

From: Boca Raton Tribune

"Something smells in Boca Raton besides its water,” said Jerry Phillips, Florida director of the watchdog group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.…