Environmental Protection Agency

News Releases

ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT CONTINUES DECLINE UNDER BUSH

Sharp Drop in New Case Referrals Means Fewer Civil and Criminal Prosecutions

BUSH DECLARES ECO-WHISTLEBLOWER LAW VOID FOR EPA EMPLOYEES

Stealth Repeal of Clean Water Act Protections by Invoking “Sovereign Immunity”

EPA IS FLYING BLIND, MULTIPLE STUDIES CONCLUDE

Breakdowns in Information Quality and Scientific Integrity Hamstring Agency

EPA FORGOT TO SHIELD NURSING MOTHERS IN PESTICIDE EXPERIMENTS

Rule Amendment to Correct Oversight Underlines Flaws in Human Testing Plan

PESTICIDE INDUSTRY PLOTTED BUSH HUMAN TESTING POLICY

Meeting with OMB Staff Laid Out Exemptions for Experiments on Children

EPA SCIENTISTS PROTEST PENDING PESTICIDE APPROVALS

Unacceptable Risk to Children and Political Pressure on Scientists Decried

EPA LEAD CLEANUP PLAN OMITS DAY CARE AND PREGNANT WOMEN

Public Comment Deadline Signals Start of Pitched Legal Battle

TAKING THE “E” OUT OF EPA

Agency Elevating Security Functions While Cutting Child Health Efforts

CONSERVATION GROUPS CHARGE EPA WITH VIOLATING ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

Call for fisheries biologists to evaluate pollution discharged into critical habitat

EPA DUMBING DOWN ITS RESEARCH

Shrinking Environmental Research Budget Siphoned Off to Other Tasks

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