News Clips

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


House Rep. trying again to help federal retirees who saw cuts to Social Security

From: Federal News Network

"Seen any good management skills lately? The EPA wants to hear about it. Acting Deputy Administrator Henry Darwin asks employees to record video of their…

How Science Got Trampled in the Rush to Drill the Arctic

From: Politico

"The only thing standing in the way of establishing an oil and gas leasing program is the environmental review process, which includes an assessment of the proposed seismic…

Agency Move Favors Oil and Gas Industry, Critics Say

From: Daily Yonder

"The Trump administration announced last week it will move another federal agency out of Washington, D.C., relocating dozens of management-level employees of the…

EPA’s ‘no surprises’ enforcement principle unlikely to impact TSCA

From: Chemical Watch

"The US EPA has announced plans to require federal regulators to notify their state counterparts before inspecting power and chemical plants. But despite public…

Placing ‘politics about pollution control’ EPA drops surprise inspections for chemical and power plants

From: Nation of Change

"Environmentalists are furious over the change. “Taking the element of surprise away from inspections decreases their effectiveness, for obvious reasons,” said…

Giving “Upper Hand to Corporate Polluters,” EPA Drops Surprise Inspections

From: Truth Out

"Watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) publicized the development in a press statement on Thursday. It cites a memo, dated July 11,…

The EPA's New 'No Surprise' Policy Protects Everything Except the Environment

From: Esquire

"If it were up to me, I'd want the people who own power plants and chemical factories to wake up every morning in cold dread that someone from the Environmental Protection…

There May Finally be a Move to Crack Down on Noisy National Park Overflights

From: Adventure Journal

"While it seems national parks would be protected from an overabundance of loud flight tours, few flight plans are made or enforced above the parks; it’s a kind…

Bureau of Land Management HQ headed to Grand Junction

From: Sopris Sun

"Each of the 550 agency positions that report to Washington, D.C., were sorted, using four questions: Is the position necessary to deliver the results for its respective…

Federal Aviation Administration Expected To Finally Begin To Address National Park Overflights

From: National Parks Traveler

"They fly low to give passengers a better view of wildlife at Glacier and to catch one of Yellowstone's geysers in eruption, and their engine noise has…