News Clips

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


Top CDC Health and Climate Scientist Files Whistleblower Complaint

From: Inside Climate News

"The Trump administration's drive to cut climate change out of federal research and policy has been underway at the Environmental Protection Agency and Interior…

Sewage spills keep taxing Indian River Lagoon, other waters; state issues fines, but is that enough?

From: Florida Today

"But some critics of the state agency argue those fines typically aren't enough to force utilities to fix longstanding sewage infrastructure issues before frequent…

Morning Energy

From: Politico

"The changes follow another reconfiguration announced last week over which watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility rang alarm bells on Wednesday.…

U.S. climate scientist removed from job to file whistleblower complaint

From: CNBC

"A climate scientist for the Trump administration’s health protection agency who was ordered by his agency to drop work on climate issues will file a whistleblower complaint…

Climate expert at CDC poised to file whistleblower complaint over treatment

From: Science Today

"An expected whistleblower complaint is the latest escalation in a fight between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, and its…

Critics Call BLM and USDA Relocations a Gambit to Sell Off Public Lands

From: Sierra

"The relocations also come saddled with environmental implications. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be headquartered in Colorado, a move…

EPA’s Partnership Policy Formally Delegates Primary Enforcement Implementation to State Agencies While Retaining Concurrent Jurisdiction

From: JD Supra

"In response to the Policy, concerns have been raised that delegating primary and greater enforcement responsibility upon state agencies (with limited funding and staffing)…

NGOs seek retraction of US agencies' crumb rubber study

From: Chemical Watch

"Two NGOs have filed a request for the US EPA to retract its recent study on recycled tyre crumb rubber materials, claiming that the report violates information…

EPA Exceeded Trump’s Deregulatory Expectations

From: Government Executive

"EPA under the Trump administration has been under intense scrutiny for its regulation rollbacks, dismissal of scientists and political interference in agencies’…

Interior Department Moving To Open More Public Lands To Hunting, Fishing

From: National Parks Traveler

"U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials, at the direction of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, are moving to open seven of their refuges to hunting…