Environmental Protection Agency

News Releases

EPA ON THRESHOLD OF BRAVE NEW WORLD OF HUMAN TESTING

EPA Invites Industry to Mimic Practices of Discontinued CHEERS Study

ATTORNEY GENERALS PROTEST EPA LEAD PAINT REVERSAL BY JOHNSON

Eliot Spitzer and Lisa Madigan Call for Action on Lead-Safe Remodeling Rule

EPA GRUDGINGLY PULLS PLUG ON QUESTIONABLE “CHEERS” STUDY

Other Human Pesticide Dosing Studies Without Safeguards Can Continue

EPA REFUSES TO RELEASE RESULTS OF SCIENTIST SURVEYS

Group Sues to Force Disclosure of Polls of Agency Scientists

EPA ABANDONS LEAD-BASED PAINT PROTECTIONS

1.4 Million Children and Thousands of Construction Workers Remain At Risk

EPA EMBRACES HUMAN PESTICIDE DOSING WITHOUT SAFEGUARDS

Ethical Rules “Non-Binding”— No Standards to Protect Infants and Fetuses

EPA STIFLES OBJECTIONS TO BUSH ROADLESS PLAN

Water Quality, Habitat and Other Concerns Cut from Comments to Forest Service

EPA SET TO ACCEPT HUMAN PESTICIDE DOSING STUDIES

"Senior Agency Officials" to Decide Ethical Concerns on "Case-By-Case Basis"

EPA STALLS INFANT PESTICIDE DOSING STUDY

Cites Negative News Coverage As Need for Further Review

EPA PAYS FAMILIES TO EXPOSE THEIR INFANTS TO PESTICIDES

Joint Study With Chemical Industry to Measure Exposure in the Home

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