Environmental Protection Agency

News Releases

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IS NOW EPA’S MAIN RESEARCH PARTNER

Research Joint Ventures Focus on Corporate Needs Rather Than Public Health

EPA TO OUTSOURCE ITS STAFF

Five % of Total Workforce on the Block by 2008; Enforcement Positions Included

EPA WALKING AWAY FROM NATION’S LARGEST SUPERFUND SITE

Deal With BP/ARCO Will Leave Butte Contaminated for Centuries

EPA PROPOSES ONLY HALF-STEPS ON HUMAN CHEMICAL TESTING

Proposed Rule Riddled With Loopholes; Would Not Bar Infamous “CHEERS” Study

EPA MULLING REGULATORY OPTIONS ON LEAD PAINT

Agency Looking at Economics Not Public Health in Crafting Renovation Rule

EPA SCIENTISTS CRITICAL OF LEADERSHIP

Agency Survey Shows Declining Trust and Deteriorating Communication

EPA ROLLING OUT MULTI-YEAR PR CAMPAIGN – “SCIENCE FOR YOU”

Inspector General Opens Investigation; PR Execs Now Running Labs

EPA SPENDING MILLIONS TO ENHANCE ITS “CORPORATE IMAGE”

Contract for Public Relations Firms to Improve Agency’s Scientific Reputation

EPA TO FACE LEAD-BASED PAINT LAWSUIT

Public Health Groups Serve Notice That Nine-Year Delay is Too Long

EPA ENCOURAGING PESTICIDE COMPANIES TO CONDUCT HUMAN STUDIES

Proposed New Rules Lack Any Ethical Protections for Study Subjects

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