Environmental Protection Agency

News Releases

ONE THIRD OF MAJOR AIR POLLUTERS STILL LACK PERMITS

New England Trails

ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT PLUMMETS UNDER BUSH

Drop Prior to 9-11 Further Declines; Forecast as Nearly Half of Agents Reassigned

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS OPPOSE OPEN MARKET EMISSIONS TRADING

Groups Ask EPA For Moratorium On State Trading Programs

BUSH BUDGET CUTS ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT

Double Digit Drops in Inspections, Civil & Criminal Cases

NEW POLLUTION TRADING FOR FOUR STATES GUTS CLEAN AIR ACT

Whitman Trading Plans Emerge as First EPA Policies

THREE STATES TO START AIR POLLUTION TRADING

EPA Overrides Internal Objections on Ability to Enforce

CHICAGO GETS SPECIAL CLEAN AIR EXEMPTION

Unprecedented Pre-Election Deal Rushed Through

EPA ABANDONS CLEAN WATER GOALS

Drive for "Healthy Aquatic Communities" Dropped

PLAN FOR TRADING AIR POLLUTION ON OPEN MARKET IS PREMATURE, SAY EMPLOYEES

EPA Stifles Internal Dissent About Problems

SECRET EPA PLAN TO RELAX CLEAN AIR RULES

Avoidance of Clean Air Act is Stated Goal; Privatizes Pollution Enforcement

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