Environmental Protection Agency

News Releases

FEDS INTERVENE TO SET FLORIDA WATER QUALITY STANDARDS

Rising Percentage of State Rivers, Lakes and Estuaries Impaired by Excess Nutrients

TEN QUESTIONS THE SENATE SHOULD ASK LISA JACKSON

Committee Urged to Scrutinize Jackson’s Actions and Decisions in New Jersey

GLOBAL WARMING PROGRESS UNDER BUSH ILLUSORY, AUDIT FINDS

State Greenhouse Gas Plans, Such as New Jersey’s, Suffer from Same Pitfalls

EPA SCIENCE PROGRAM SCRAMBLED BY LAST MINUTE MOVES

Long-Term Research Plans Ditched; New Round of Buyouts; New “Brand” Emphasis

EPA DESECRATING NATIVE ARTIFACTS ON SUPERFUND SITES

Widespread Noncompliance Wipes Out Invaluable Prehistoric and Cultural Heritage

WHY LISA JACKSON SHOULD NOT RUN EPA

Disastrous Record in New Jersey Bodes Ill for Reforming EPA

EPA DELAY ON ELECTRONIC REPORTS UNDERCUTS ECO-ENFORCEMENT

Decade-Long Effort Derailed by Bush Appointee This Week without Explanation

HOW TO RESUSCITATE THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

EPA Employees Want Committed Leaders Able to Resist Political Pressure

EPA DROPS PLAN FOR PESTICIDE ENDORSEMENTS AND CAUSE MARKETING

Loophole Left for Case-by-Case Okays of Label Pesticide Pitches, Plugs and Logos

EPA DELAYS EXPERIMENTS EXPOSING CHILDREN TO CHEMICALS

Studies Modeled on Infamous CHEERS Underline Enduring Ethical Uncertainties

White Papers
Trading Thin AirEPA's Plan to Allow Open Market Trading of Air Pollution Credits (June 2000)
This report details the problems plaguing EPA plans for open market trading of air pollution credits and explains their consequences for public health and the environment. more >>

Murky WatersAn Inside Look at EPA's Implementation of the Clean Water Act (May 1999)
An inside look at EPA's implementation of the Clean Water Act. This report contains a set of recommendations to remedy the deficiencies in the water quailty assesment for our nation's rivers and streams. more >>

Genetic GenieThe Premature Commercial Release of Genetically Engineered Bacteria (August 1995)
The EPA is preparing to approve the first commercial release of genetically engineered bacteria for use in agriculture. EPA scientists charge that the agency has not adequately assessed the environmental or human health risks of releasing this new life form into the environment. more >>

Surveys
2010  2010 EPA Criminal Investigation Division Agents Survey

2003  EPA Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics & Training Survey

2003  2003 PEER Survey of EPA Region 8 Employees

1998  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 1 Survey

Other PEER Activities
PEER Campaign: EPA and Human Testing

PEER Opposition to the Confirmation of Donald Schregardus as Assistant Administrator for Enforcement & Compliance Assurance (OECA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Read PEER's comments on the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) proposed rulemaking