Environmental Protection Agency

News Releases

EPA CRIMINAL PROGRAM REFORMS COMING UNDONE

Restoration of Removed Managers Risks Renewed Exodus of Special Agents

EPA’S JACKSON HAS CHECKERED CHROMIUM RECORD

New Jersey Tenure Marked by Stifling Health Warnings on Deadly Substance

EPA SUED OVER ITS REFUSAL TO REGULATE LEAD-BASED AMMO

Lawsuit Targets Lead Poisoning of Millions of Wildlife from Lead Bullets & Tackle

UNCONTROLLED MEDICAL DRUG DISCHARGES INTO DRINKING WATER

EPA Health Facility Guidance Is Weak, Contradictory and Counterproductive

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

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