News Clips

Following are recent press clips from national publications that relate to PEER issues, campaigns and news releases.


Scientist Who Resisted Censorship of Climate Report Lost Her Job

From: Reveal

“All federal scientists are vulnerable, but scientists like Caffrey who work under federal contracts face particular risk because they can be fired easily and their funding…

CSB Must Disclose Chemical Emission Information After Incidents, District Court Rules

From: Safety+Health

“Watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and other environmental organizations filed a lawsuit against CSB in December 2017, about three…

EPA Criminal Enforcement Crumbling Under Trump

From: Inhabitat

“Even more concerning is the fact that only 62 of the referrals in 2018 ended with convictions. That is less than any year after 1992 and illustrates a dire need for…

The Key Questions the Senate Should Ask Trump's Nominee to Head the Department of Interior

From: Pacific Standard

“Will Bernhardt continue these practices? Will he continue the Trump administration's effort to bend public lands management to the will of the fossil fuel powers?…

Court Orders Chemical Safety Board to Get Cracking on Reporting Rules

From: Reuters

“A federal judge in Washington, DC has ordered a federal agency to issue rules in the next 12 months for reporting accidental chemical releases, handing environmental…

Watchdog Group: EPA Sharing Pro-Trump Resignation Letter Violated Laws Against Campaigning on Public Dime

From: EcoWatch

“PEER claims the press office's actions violated the Hatch Act, or An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities, which mandates that civil servants not campaign…

EPA Press Office Under Fire for Releasing Politically Charged Resignation Letter

From: Government Executive

“The letter, according to news reports and confirmed by EPA to Government Executive, was provided to reporters by the press office. That prompted the nonprofit…

Feds Given 12 Months to Release Chemical Safety Rule

From: Bloomberg News

“The court rejected the CSB’s argument that the delay was reasonable given its “limited resources and competing priorities.” If their inaction is caused by a lack…

Group Urges Special Counsel to Probe EPA for Breaking the Law

From: The Washington Examiner

“GROUP URGES SPECIAL COUNSEL TO PROBE EPA FOR BREAKING THE LAW: An environmental group formally petitioned the federal special counsel’s office on Monday…

Grand Canyon to be Reimbursed for Funds Spent in Shutdown

From: Signals AZ

“Ruch said he believes the decision to tap fee dollars came from Washington and not from local park superintendents, despite “all this happy talk we’ve been hearing…