News Clips

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


IN BRIEF: Groups ask EPA to correct study on artificial turf

From: Reuters

"Two environmental groups have filed an administrative complaint against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, asking it to correct a study concluding that exposure…

Earth Talk: Mobile service in national parks

From: Augusta Free Press

"Cell service in national parks has become a flashpoint in recent years as cellular providers compete to blanket the U.S. with coverage—even in remote, traditionally…

Agencies Affirm Few Complaints of Interference with Science

From: FEDWeek

"The PEER organization said that of the 57 allegations made at Interior since 2011 only one was sustained, and of the 30 at Agriculture since 2014 only five. Of the 99…

Cellular Towers in Wilderness Areas: Really?

From: Environment Magazine

"Cell phone towers have sprouted up in national parks across the country because the National Park Service lacks any coherent policy and instead lets telecommunications…

EPA Inspector General wants to know how something like this was OK’d

From: Raw Story

"Under the current administration, EPA is a pollution watchdog not only on a leash but under a muzzle, as well,” said Kyla Bennett of Public Employees for Environmental…

Group says lawsuit pushed FAA to implement air traffic management plan for parks

From: Federal News Network

"Few things spoil a visit to a majestic national park than the noise of helicopters and low-flying airplanes. Now the group Public Employees for Environmental…

Bureau Of Land Management's Acting Director Faces Controversy

From: NPR

"JEFF RUCH: We've likened it to putting an arsonist in charge of the city fire department. SIEGLER: Jeff Ruch is with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,…

'He couldn't breathe': How playing soccer on artificial turf nearly killed a teen

From: WJLA

"In late June, a recycled tire field in Northwest DC's Palisades Park was roasting. 7 On Your Side used both an infrared laser spot thermometer and a more sensitive infrared…

Investigation Finds National Park Service Fails To Accurately Track Cell Tower Installations

From: National Parks Traveler

"An investigation into cell tower installations in national parks has found not only that the National Park Service doesn't know how many of the installations…

Local Grocery Stores Are Selling Toxin-Tainted Bottled Water

From: Boston Magazine

"New Hampshire officials discovered last month in random testing that the water from Haverhill company Spring Hill Farm Dairy—which is sold at stores across New…