Environmental Protection Agency

News Releases

EPA INTERVENTION NEEDED FOR WEAK FLORIDA POLLUTION RESPONSE

Petition Filed for Federal Enforcement Takeover in Palm Beach Contamination Case

EPA SHOWCASE COMMUNITY FUNDS NEVER REACH COMMUNITIES

Environmental Justice $ Limited to EPA Regional Offices in Bureaucratic Shuffle

EPA ORDERS EMPLOYEES TO REMOVE YOUTUBE CLIMATE VIDEO

Agency Threatens Discipline for Off-Duty Warnings on Cap & Trade Failures

INSPECTOR GENERAL TO PROBE EPA MARKETING OF COAL ASH

Agency Promotes Coal Waste “Beneficial Use” Without Completing Risk Assessment

SUIT TO AIR INTERNAL EPA PROTESTS ON RADIATION EXPOSURE PLAN

Experts’ Objections to Radically Higher Radiation Exposure Levels Yet to Be Seen

EPA PROMOTING COAL ASH FOR CONSUMER USE

Partnership with Industry Sidesteps Public and Worker Toxic Exposure Concerns

OBAMA GOES TO UN WITH EMPTY CLIMATE BAG

New Video Frames Fundamental Weaknesses of Cap & Trade Approach

EPA PUNTS ON RISKS TO CHILDREN FROM PLAYGROUND TIRE CRUMB

Agency Admits It Did Not Perform Promised Scientific Studies of Health Dangers

EPA TIMIDLY TIPTOES TOWARD TRANSPARENCY

Staff Ordered to Cooperate with Inspector General but Not Other Investigators

SAFETY OF SHREDDED TIRES IN PLAYGROUNDS UNDER QUESTION

EPA Endorsed Use without Analyzing Toxic Potential but Belated Studies in Limbo

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