News Clips

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


Plans for Crumb Rubber Fields Concerns Prince William Board Member

From: Inside NoVa

“In 2013, the EPA retracted its prior safety assurances about of rubber tire turf fields, according to PEER. PEER became involved in the issue after an EPA toxicologist…

Bill Freeman: Scott Lacks Integrity, Environmental Concern

From: Ocala Star Banner

“On the environment, Scott says “look over there,” stating that Nelson has not done enough at the federal level to solve Florida’s environmental problems. But…

Arizona Park Rangers Face Constant Dangers

From: AZ Family

“Before recruits are given a badge, they must pass both law enforcement training, as well as certain survival skills. Should a particularly dangerous call come in, dispatchers…

EPA Search for Pruitt-Cited Climate Studies Comes Up Dry

From: Government Executive

“Nineteen months after it received a nonprofit’s Freedom of Information Act request, the Environmental Protection Agency has responded with a small batch…

Chemical-Safety Board Is Cutting Back Under Trump

From: Wall Street Journal

“Industry groups say the work of the chemical safety board is essential. The American Chemistry Council said its members “find considerable value in the CSB’s…

This Oil Lobbyist Is the Real Power Behind Trump’s Interior Department

From: Mother Jones

“Late last year, associate deputy secretary Jim Cason, a Bernhardt lieutenant, reassigned at least 27 executives without much explanation or a paper trail, including…

New Mexico Bears the Brunt of D.C.’s Environment Decisions

From: NM Political Report

“The administration’s attack on public lands—from rolling back monuments which are sacred to pueblos and tribes in New Mexico, to leasing oil and gas near…

Trump Administration Promises to Staff Up Police on Public Lands After Announcing Major Cuts

From: Government Executive

“After the dual function employees are decommissioned, FWS will have 230 full-time officers. PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch called that insufficient, noting…

Falsified Soil Samples To Stalled Development: Hunters Point Shipyard Mired In Ongoing Controversy

From: BisNow San Francisco

“San Francisco’s largest redevelopment in over 100 years is becoming one of its most controversial developments. Hunters Point, also known as San Francisco…

An Inside Look at How Trump Turned the EPA into an Industry Subsidiary

From: Yale Environment 360

“Elizabeth Southerland had a distinguished, 30-year career at the the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during which she held numerous senior positions,…