News Clips

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


Salmon study may foil Trump’s plan to boost water deliveries to Central Valley farms

From: L.A. Times

"Federal biologists worked frantically this year to meet a deadline to assess the environmental impacts of Trump administration plans to send more water to Central…

EPA halts surprise inspections of power, chemical plants

From: The Hill

"Environmentalists are criticizing the policy change for limiting the tools EPA enforcement officials can use to make sure power plants, chemical facilities and other…

Communities no longer able to appeal pollution permits under forthcoming EPA rule: report

From: The Hill

"EPA is always interested in improving its processes while maintaining environmental protection. Contrary to the speculation by certain parties, EPA is working to protect…

Overnight Energy: Scientists flee USDA as research agencies move to Kansas City area | Watchdog finds EPA skirted rules to put industry reps on boards | New rule to limit ability to appeal pollution permits

From: The Hill

"EPA is always interested in improving its processes while maintaining environmental protection. Contrary to the speculation by certain parties, EPA is working to protect…

The Interior Department is ignoring the rules on ‘acting’ officials

From: Washington Post

"The July 8 editorial on the extreme number of vacancies in positions that require Senate confirmation, “Mr. Trump’s ‘acting’ government,” was a welcome indication…

Watch Out, Tortoise: Karen-Budd Falen Is in Charge.

From: Sierra

"Like putting Genghis Khan in charge of a day-care center.” That’s how a spokesperson for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility responded to Karen Budd-Falen’s…

This Chemical Kills. Why Aren’t Regulators Banning It?

From: New York Times

"Last month’s spectacular explosions at a large Philadelphia oil refinery complex injured five workers, terrorized city residents and drove up gasoline prices.…

Philadelphia Explosion Underscores Danger of Refineries Using Hydrogen Fluoride

From: Truthout

"Aging refineries are playing Russian roulette with American population centers,” said Tim Whitehouse, a former enforcement attorney with the U.S. Environmental Protection…

Lawmakers talk legislation in response to FOIA changes

From: The Hill

"It would definitely be an amendment to FOIA, those aren’t that uncommon,” Kevin Bell, staff counsel for the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, on what…

How Secure Is Wilderness In The National Park System?

From: National Parks Traveler

"Who controls the administration in Washington can impact candidates for wilderness designation. According to Buono, while the initial Park Service environmental…