EPA Stacks the Deck on Pollution Permit Appeals

For Immediate Release Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 EPA to straight-jacket its quasi-independent appeals board by determining what it could hear and how it could rule Washington, DC — Challenging a pollution discharge permit issued by the U.S. Environmental...

State, Feds Ramp-Up ‘Good Neighbor’ Timber Projects

Jeff Ruch is the Pacific Director for the Washington D.C-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility or PEER. Ruch says, “They’re letting the state take over a significant part of the sale administration, basically letting your neighbor come in and...

EPA Rejects Petition to Ban Chemical Used to Make Gas

The EPA won’t ban a chemical that oil refineries use to make high octane gasoline, jet fuel and marine diesel fuel. The Environmental Protection Agency rejected a petition that Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) had submitted asking the agency to...