News Clips

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


Trump Moves to Gut the Clean Water Act

From: The Nation

“Now that the Trump administration’s performance at the COP 24 meeting in Poland has thoroughly trampled over climate-change protections, Trump is moving on from promoting…

Selling Shipyard Safety

From: San Francisco Chronicle

“Beyond the home area, the situation is even more fluid. The Navy has laid out its plan to retest the shipyard, but the EPA and other agencies have said…

EW: New EPA Rule Would Sabotage Clean Water Act

From: Eco Watch

“In a move environmentalists are warning will seriously endanger drinking water and wildlife nationwide, President Donald Trump's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency…

CT: EPA Denies Petition to Stop Cyanide Use that Is Killing Wildlife

From: Citizen Truth

“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied a petition seeking to ban M-44s — cyanide-spraying apparatuses used to kill coyotes, foxes, and wild dogs that…

EPA's New Water Rule Will Gut The Clean Water Act

From: The Intercept

“As a result of the change, an estimated 60-90 percent of U.S. waterways could lose federal protections that currently shield them from pollution and development,…

'Complete Wiping Away of Clean Water Act': Trump EPA Rule Would Free Corporations to Pollute Nation's Water as Much as They Please

From: Common Dreams

“"As a result of the change, an estimated 60-90 percent of U.S. waterways could lose federal protections that currently shield them from pollution and development,"…

Malibu residents oppose plans to consolidate PCB removal with new construction

From: Santa Monica Daily Press

“PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility) released a press release Dec. 5 claiming SMMUSD’s proposed 5-year Polychlorinated Biphenyls…

Turning the Toxic Tide: Florida Needs New Approach to Environmental Regulation

From: TC Palm

“IScott’s appointees brought with them a new approach to regulation, articulated in a 2011 memo by then-DEP Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs Jeff Littlejohn. When…

The ‘Power Behind The Throne’ At The Interior Department Could Become Head If Zinke Resigns

From: KUER

“If Zinke does resign — or he’s forced out — Deputy Interior Secretary David Bernhardt would replace him. As second-in-command, Bernhardt runs daily operations while Zinke…

EPA Denies Petition to Stop Cyanide Use that is Killing Wildlife

From: Beyond Pesticides

“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied a petition seeking to ban M-44s — cyanide-spraying apparatuses used to kill coyotes, foxes, and wild dogs…