Environmental Protection Agency

News Releases

EPA ISSUES PRE-ELECTION GAG ORDER TO STAFF

EPA Directs Employees to "Refrain From Answering" Media Inquiries

STATE & NATIONAL CONSERVATION GROUPS SET TO SUE FEDERAL AGENCIES TO PROTECT TENNESSEE WETLANDS

Challenges Administration Policy on "Isolated Waters"

LEAVITT DAMPENS EPA CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT

Promised Reforms Not Implemented, Vacancies Unfilled, Prosecutions Falling

EPA RELAXES AIR POLLUTION RULES FOR NORTH SLOPE OIL OPERATIONS

Leavitt Asked to Intervene on BP Permit

EPA TO REVAMP CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT

Review Urges Cutback in Security Details, Better Case Tracking and Outside Audit

STAFF SAY EPA BEING POLITICIZED AS NEVER BEFORE

Survey Cites Lack of Candor, Fear of Retaliation

WETLANDS POLLUTE, SAYS STUDY OKAYED BY EPA

EPA Biologist Resigns in Protest; Study Clears Way for SW Florida Developments

EPA INSPECTOR GENERAL GRADES ENFORCEMENT AS SHAKY

Inability to Track Workload or Results

GROUPS PETITION EPA TO PROTECT WETLANDS IN SW FLORIDA

Western Everglades At Risk From Development

EPA FACING LARGE REDUCTIONS IN "CORE PROGRAMS"

Congressional Earmarks and Diversions Padding the Budget While Forcing Cuts



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