Environmental Protection Agency

News Releases

EPA CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS SOUND ALARM IN SURVEY

Lost Enforcement Focus, Lack of Support and Mismanagement Decried

EPA AXES LEADERSHIP OF CRIMINAL DIVISION

Shakeup Follows Investigator Reports of Abuse, “Arrogant and Harsh” Treatment

EPA CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS SAG UNDER OBAMA

Number of Criminal Investigators, Cases and Convictions Slump as Program Drifts

SPIKING MERCURY LEVELS IN COAL ASH POSE NEW RISKS

Tougher Pollution Controls Multiply Toxic Potency of Coal Combustion Wastes

EPA RETREATS FROM ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Convoluted Guidance Paralyzes Decisions as Priority Pollution Efforts Ebb

LEGAL MOVE TO OUTLAW LEAD-BASED AMMO & FISHING TACKLE

Lead Poisoning Kills Millions of Wild Birds and Poses Human Health Risk

BAN COAL ASH FROM FEDERAL PROCUREMENT

Huge Carbon Footprint Should Disqualify Combustion Wastes under Obama Order

EPA EMPLOYEES BLOW THE WHISTLE ON FLAWED CLIMATE BILLS

Agency Specialists Say Greenhouse Gas Offsets Unenforceable and Demand Probe

EPA SUSPENDS COAL ASH PROMOTION PROGRAM

Abrupt Removal of Own Website While Ash Re-Use Effort Is “Re-Evaluated”

EPA FALSE CLAIMS OF GREENHOUSE GAS SAVINGS FROM COAL ASH

Complaint Filed to Delete Inaccurate Statements from EPA Website and Publications

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