News Clips

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


Gaming the System

From: The Washington Post

“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an environmental advocacy group, is calling on the Government Accountability Office to probe whether the…

Government Shutdown Becomes a ‘Polluters Holiday’

From: Environment News Service

“Federal biological, pollution, and food safety monitoring has been suspended as hundreds of thousands of federal workers are furloughed and forbidden…

EPA should be making more criminal referrals for polluters

From: Kentucky Kernel

“The story reported that EPA referrals resulted in 62 federal convictions in the year 2018, making it the fewest convictions since 1995. Under Bill Clinton’s presidency…

USDA Continues Controversial Call-Backs of Furloughed Employees

From: GovExec

“In a sign that resistance to such early call-backs continues, the nonprofit advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility on Tuesday sent a complaint…

Group asks watchdog to investigate recall of furloughed Interior workers

From: The Hill

“An environmental advocacy group formally asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Tuesday to investigate whether the Interior Department's recall of furloughed…

Environmental group demands GAO investigation of Interior permit work

From: PoliticoPro

“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, in a letter to GAO, requested the agency investigate whether acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt violated…

Meet 3 women who stood up to Trump to protect the American people — and lost their jobs

From: The Hill

“Southerland resigned from EPA in early August 2017 and explained her decision in a farewell letter published by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER),…

Editorial: Who's Watching Out for Future Generations?

From: The Daily Nonpareil

““You don’t get closer to the core of EPA’s mission than enforcing the law,” Jeff Ruch, executive director of the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental…

How Long Can We Go without Prosecuting Polluters?

From: Sierra Club

“According to numbers released on Tuesday by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a nonprofit that tracks environmental accountability in the…

California Environmental Law & Policy Update: GAO Investigating EPA's Low Enforcement Numbers

From: JD Supra

“The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has launched an investigation into declining enforcement actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against…