Press Clips

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


The Energy 202: EPA Loses a Tenth of Its Criminal Investigators Since Trump's Election

From: The Washington Post

"According to data released Thursday by the environmental advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the number of special agents at…

No Whistleblower Relief in Broken Civil Service Court

From: YubaNet

"Through its inattention, the Trump White House has caused a merit system train-wreck in which whistleblower protections and other safeguards are functionally nullified,”…

County to Host Public Forum Answering Questions on Radioactive Soil at Keller Canyon Landfill

From: East Bay Times

"Between 2011 and 2017, Keller Canyon accepted 223,000 tons of material from Hunter’s Point that was certified as nonhazardous under 13 separate waste applications,…

A Researcher Got Paid $300,000 to Resign After He Said Shooting Wolves Is Bad

From: Motherboard

"He found that the rate of wolves preying on livestock actually goes up the more wolves in an area are killed, because it destabilizes the pack’s dynamics. This effect…

The Energy 202: Trump Appointee at EPA to Scrutinize Which Pollution Cases May Go to Court

From: The Washington Post

"Former enforcement officials worry the new procedures will have a chilling effect among career employees who are already worried about running afoul of an…

Environmental Group Protests Zinke's Staff Cuts at Wildlife Center

From: UPI.com

"One of Montana's major tourist attractions is operating with so few staff, its visitor center is forced to close two days a week throughout the summer," a news release…

Judging Climate Claims: Prove It, Pruitt

From: Legal Reader

"PEER’s broad FOIA filing requested “EPA documents that support the conclusion that human activity is not the largest factor driving global climate change.” The EPA,…

Around the Hubs: Biocides

From: Chemical Watch

"Two US NGOs, Beyond Pesticides and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), have strongly criticised the US EPA’s new proposal on science transparency…

Environmental Group Protests Zinke’s Staff Cuts at Wildlife Center

From: Gephardt Daily

"The National Bison Range — the 10th most visited refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System with more than 200,000 visitors a year — has a third less staff…

Declaring a Public Health Crisis at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco ,  a Federal Superfund Site

From: San Francisco Bay View

"As a former physician specialist for the San Francisco Department of Public Health and founding chair of the Radiological Subcommittee of the Hunters Point…