News Clips

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


The Costs of #InstaTravel

From: Dope Magazine

"PEER advocates for parks engaging in more comprehensive planning to ensure they have needed protections in place while setting aside more area to conserve wildlife…

Does size matter with lead in D.C. playground rubber? 7 On Your Side has the answer.

From: WJLA

"Kevin Bell with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility observed some of those samples gathered. He points out many larger tire shreds come from potentially more…

Philadelphia Explosion One in String of 'Near Miss' Accidents at Refineries Using Deadly Chemical

From: Desmog

"On June 25, watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed a legal petition with the Environmental Protection Agency, asking the agency…

EPA prosecutions haven fallen sharply, especially in New England, advocacy group says

From: The Boston Globe

"Jeff Ruch, a director at the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said the group based its analysis on EPA statistics. “Our point is that criminal…

Restore National Bison Range funds now

From: The Missoulian

"In years past, groups such as Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and the Blue Goose Alliance have successfully argued the case for continued…

Death on the trail: More Americans visit national parks, but fewer rangers on patrol

From: USA Today

"The thin green line patrolling our national parks is in danger of snapping," said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Public Employees for Environmental…

EPA bargaining proposal makes it easier to fire staff, rolls back telework, official time

From: Federal News Network

"EPA Senior Labor Attorney Robert Coomber, in a June 24 email to agency and AFGE officials, said the agency had unsuccessfully attempted to bring AFGE to…

EPA Unilaterally Imposes New Union Contract Slashing Telework, Easing Firing

From: Government Executive

"The Environmental Protection Agency has cut off negotiations with its primary union and informed the labor group it will unilaterally implement a new contract,…

With New 'Imposed Contract,' Trump's EPA Tries to Neuter Worker Rights

From: Common Dreams

"The Trump administration continued its attacks on federal workers this week with a new "agreement" that would kneecap the power of unions representing EPA employees.…

Critics slam EPA for rolling back union protections with latest contract

From: The Hill

"In an email sent to agency staff earlier this week and obtained by The Hill late Tuesday, the agency announced it will implement a new contract that remains unsigned…