News Clips

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


EPA Enforcement Drops Sharply in Trump's 2nd Year in Office

From: The Herald-Dispatch

“The EPA has been one of the most active agencies overall in carrying out the deregulatory goals of President Donald Trump. Environmental and public-health…

Don’t Just Investigate; Promulgate! Court Orders Chemical Safety Board to Produce Chemical Reporting Requirements

From: JD Supra

“In a succinct, yet forceful, decision, Judge Amit Mehta of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia lambasted the CSB for what he called “an egregious abdication…

US Chemical Safety Board Ordered to Require Industrial Accident Reporting

From: C&EN

“The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board must develop, within one year, a long-delayed regulation that could lead to a national chemical-accident reporting…

Interior Secretary Nominee Says He Will Balance Energy, Environment

From: Wall Street Journal

“The former oil industry lobbyist now in charge of the Interior Department says he’s prepared to balance the interests of environmentalists against an administration…

U.S. Chemical and Safety Hazard Board Ordered to Promulgate Release Reporting Requirement Rules

From: JD Supra

“On February 4, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia held, in a Clean Air Act (CAA) Citizen Suit, that the U.S. Chemical and Safety Hazard Board (Board),…

Grand Canyon, Other Parks, to Be Reimbursed for Funds Spent in Shutdown

From: Havasu News

“The National Park Service said it will reimburse parks, like the Grand Canyon, that were forced to dip into local maintenance funds to remain partially open during…

Federal Judge Orders Safety Board to Require Disclosure of Chemical Emissions from Accidents

From: The Guam Daily Post

“In a lawsuit filed after Hurricane Harvey, a federal judge has ordered the Chemical and Safety Hazard Investigation Board to force the disclosure of chemical…

Tampa Responds to Claims of Pollution Violations at Wastewater Plant

From: WMNF

“An environmental nonprofit is accusing the City of Tampa of dozens of spills and other violations at its main wastewater treatment plant. But the city “categorically denies”…

Judge Holds Feds to the Fire on Chemical-Spill Reporting

From: Courthouse News Service

“As public interest organizations, the plaintiffs argued that delays in reporting of accidental emissions make their job of raising community awareness…

Federal Judge Orders Chemical Safety Board to Require Disclosure of Chemical Emissions from Accidents

From: Washington Post

“Mehta observed that the agency has had more than 20 years — far in excess of any “unreasonable delay” — to promulgate a final regulation and ordered the board…