Press Clips

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


LAWSUIT AIMS TO BAN SWIMMING WITH MANATEES IN FLORIDA

From: Florida Watchdog.org

"The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, filed an Intent to Sue notice this week accusing the federal agency…

FLORIDA’S ANTI-CLIMATE CRUSADE IS AN ORWELLIAN NIGHTMARE

From: Salon

"“Under Rick Scott, the DEP has had the crap kicked out of it,” Jeff Ruch, the executive director of the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER),…

EDITORIAL: SCOTT'S CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL IS A JOKE — AND NOT FUNNY

From: Tampa Bay Times

"Gov. Rick Scott turned Florida into a national laughingstock last week with reports that his administration had barred any official mention of "climate change."…

FLORIDA BAN ON CLIMATE CHANGE TERM EXTENDS TO OTHER STATE AGENCIES, INVESTIGATION FINDS

From: International Business Times

"Jerry Phillips, a former Florida DEP attorney who now runs the Florida chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told FCIR this…

GOV. RICK SCOTT’S BAN ON CLIMATE CHANGE TERM EXTENDED TO OTHER STATE AGENCIES

From: Miami Herald

"No one told Bart Bibler not to use the terms “climate change” and “global warming” during his six months on the job at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection...Jerry…

AS GOV. SCOTT DENIES BAN, ‘CLIMATE CHANGE’ ORDER REPORTED AT OTHER AGENCIES

From: Florida Center For Investigative Reporting

"No one told Bart Bibler not to use the terms “climate change” and “global warming” during his six months on the job at the Florida…

NO SNOW DELAYS: SOUTH COAST RAIL REMAINS ON SCHEDULE

From: ecoRI

"We're forging ahead,” Jean Fox, the MBTA’s project manager, told the South Coast Rail Task Force at its Feb. 25 meeting, when questioned whether the change in administration…

THE SIMPLE THING YOU CAN DO TO SAVE LOVABLE BUT ENDANGERED MANATEES

From: Take Part

"Tourists don’t pay to run with wolves, play with black-footed ferrets, or pet otherendangered species. So why are they allowed to swim with Florida’s imperiled manatees?

That’s…

ENVIRONMENTALISTS: END SWIMMING WITH MANATEES

From: WTSP 10 News

"The environmental group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has filed a notice to sue a federal agency to stop people from swimming with manatees."

IF WE WANTED TO KEEP OUR JOBS WE BETTER NOT USE THOSE TERMS

From: MSNBC

"A former lawyer at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection tells Chris Hayes he was told not to use the phrases "climate change" and "global warming" after Gov.…