News Clips

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


Fish and Wildlife Service Sued for Failure to Disclose Use of Bee-Toxic Pesticides and GMO Crops in Wildlife Refuges

From: Beyond Pesticides

"The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) announced on April 3 that it is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for its failure to release public records,…

Senate Votes 56-41 to Confirm Swamp Creature David Bernhardt as Trump’s Interior Secretary

From: Red, Green and Blue

"The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) described Bernhardt as a “monumentally bad pick to lead Interior,” noting that the former gas…

Does the Assange Indictment Endanger Press Freedom?

From: POGO

" Indeed, the Project On Government Oversight just released a new book, Caught Between Conscience and Career, in partnership with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility…

Whistleblower Protections Still Incomplete, Groups Say

From: FedWeek

"Three groups that advocate for whistleblowers say that further protections are needed including creating a right for federal employees to have jury trials in federal…

No Verdict in Sight on Safety of Crumb Rubber Fields, Prompting Angst All Around

From: Fair Warning

"In December, a branch of the CDC called the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry asked for more time to collect additional data and samples. The agencies…

Senators Under Pressure to Stop NOAA Nominee After Sexual Harassment Revelations

From: Think Progress

"A government employee group is urging Senate leadership to halt the nomination of former AccuWeather CEO Barry Lee Myers to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

Group Says Vela’s Reassignment Illegal

From: Jackson Hole News & Guide

"A federal government watchdog group is challenging the legality of David Vela’s reassignment to the National Park Service’s acting deputy director of…

Wire the Tetons? Critics Say Pump the Brakes

From: Jackson Hole News & Guide

"The park’s plan, which has been kicked around internally for six years, is not a done deal. An environmental assessment outlining the project, and its…

Civil Penalties for Polluters Dropped Dramatically in Trump’s First Two Years, Analysis Shows

From: Milbank Monitor

"Government figures show the EPA has hit a 30-year low in the number of pollution cases referred for criminal prosecution. Justice Department data released Tuesday,…

Torpy at Large: Very Hot Indeed for CDC’s Former Climate Change Chief

From: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Welcome to Dr. Luber’s Limbo, a forced exile from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where the epidemiologist who once ran the CDC’s…