Press Clips

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


Corporations Increase Green Energy Purchases, Overshadowing Trump's Environmental Policies

From: Forbes

“Interestingly, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility successfully forced the EPA to show that Pruitt had no data before him when he publicly questioned…

Trump Allows GMO Crops and Harmful Pesticides in Wildlife Refuges

From: TruthOut

“Late last week, the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era policy banning the use of GMO crops and a controversial class of pesticides thought to harm bees and…

United States: D.C. District Court Orders EPA To Respond To Climate Change FOIA Request

From: Mondaq

“On June 1, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a memorandum opinion ordering the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA")…

EPA Docs Don’t Show Any Scientific Evidence for Scott Pruitt’s Climate Claims

From: Ars Technica

“During a live interview last year on Squawk Box, the administrator stated: “I would not agree that [carbon dioxide is] a primary contributor to the global warming…

D.C. District Court Orders EPA to Respond to Climate Change FOIA Request

From: Lexology

“The case offers several key takeaways that could shape future FOIA requests directed to EPA and the agency's responses thereto. First, the D.C. District Court made it…

Florida Dealing With Dead Fish, Toxic Air, as Officials Grasp for Red Tide Solutions

From: UPI

“Dead marine life, including fish and sea turtles, washing ashore represents one of many problems facing Floridians as a red tide worsens along the state's southwest coast.…

EPA: Pruitt Didn't Rely on Science When Making Comment About Climate Change

From: The Hill

“Former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt failed to back his reasoning with science when he made a claim last year that humans are not…

EPA Has No Records to Support Pruitt's Warming Claims

From: E&E News

“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has fought EPA in court for more than a year to produce scientific evidence for Pruitt's claims, which he made on CNBC's…

Interior Department OKs Use of GMOs on Wildlife Refuges; No Immediate Impact on Montana

From: Missoula Current

“On Friday, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Principal Deputy Director Gregory Sheehan sent an internal memo saying he was reversing a 2014 Obama administration…

Florida Gutted Water Quality Monitoring – as Killer Algae Increased

From: Tampa Bay Times

“Over the last decade, as the state fought federal efforts to protect water, shrunk its own environmental and water-management agencies, and cut funding to an…