Press Clips

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


SCHOOL DISTRICT ALLEGES VANDALISM AT MALIBU HIGH, JUAN CABRILLO

From: Malibu Surfside News

"The letter seems to make a connection between the unauthorized entering of school grounds and recent reports of PCB levels in June, August and September,…

GROUP CRITICIZES CPSC OVER SCUTTLED SYNTHETIC TURF REVIEW

From: Greenwire

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has argued that CPSC has ignored examples of synthetic turf products being marketed for use by children, including…

THE TURF WAR

From: ESPN

"Jeff Ruch is a lawyer with PEER, a Washington, DC based group working on environmental issues. 'It was a solution to a solid waste problem that had a public health…

FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS LOOKING INTO CHEMISTRY CLASS FIRE AT WOODSON HIGH SCHOOL

From: NBC Washington

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) -- an organization representing federal environmental agency employees -- said the Chemical Safety…

ACCIDENTAL FIRE AT WOODSON HIGH SCHOOL IN FAIRFAX

From: WNEW-FM

"WNEW's Jim McKay on what the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility are saying..."

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U.S. REP TED LIEU ADDED TO MALIBU SCHOOLS' PCB SAGA

From: Malibu Surfside News

"The Malibu-based advocacy group and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility have also revealed that a large and growing number of teachers…

TOXIC LEAD LIMITS IN PLAYGROUND TURF NOT BEING ENFORCED, GROUP SAYS

From: Palm Beach Post

"The Consumer Product Safety Commission has decided not to enforce toxic lead limits required by law for children’s products in artificial turf playgrounds,…

WHISTLEBLOWER LAWSUIT CONTENDS USDA TRIED TO SQUELCH INSECTICIDE RESEARCH

From: Rocky Mountain PBS

"'Dr. Lundgren’s case underscores why legal protections for government scientists are sorely needed,' said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees…

BEE SCIENTIST CLAIMS HE WAS PUNISHED BY USDA FOR WORK ON PESTICIDES

From: Ag Week

"'Once he started publishing this work, he went from golden boy to pariah, and that's what this case is about,' said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the Washington,…

IS THE USDA SILENCING SCIENTISTS?

From: The Atlantic

"'There's a message: If you want to prosper at USDA, don't make waves,' says Jeff Ruch, the executive director of the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental…