Press Clips

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


Trump Administration Reverses Ban of Bee-Toxic Pesticides on National Wildlife Refuges

From: Beyond Pesticides

“At the same time that a new analysis by California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), current neonicotinoid uses in the state expose bees to residue…

On National Bison Range, Questions Surround Planning Process for its Future

From: The Missoulian

“Recently, the complex’s fortunes appeared to have turned. As part of a lawsuit settlement in January, the Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to complete a detailed…

Harris-Backed Amendment Could End GMO Restrictions at Blackwater, Prime Hook Refuges

From: Delmarva Now

“Farming on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is difficult, but it's necessary to support migratory birds who rely on nutrient-rich crops to supplement their natural…

Wilderness Lost

From: Craig Medred

“PEER argued Young overstated its proposal, saying the sanctuary “nomination safeguarded Alaska Native marine subsistence and small-boat fisheries but would curb…

Beaten in WOTUS Messaging War, Greens Gird for Trump Rule

From: E&E News

“The Trump administration expected next month to release a replacement for the Obama rule that will likely reduce the numbers of streams and wetlands protected by the…

EPA Smears Former Employees Who Criticized the Agency

From: True Blue Media

“As the Trump administration’s assault on science drove career civil servants to sound the alarm about what was going on during the early months of the Trump presidency,…

EPA Press Shop Under Pruitt Hit as 'Fake News' Factory

From: O'Dwyers

“The Environmental Protection Agency's press office was nothing more than a "fake news factory" under former administrator Scott Pruitt, according to the Public Employees…

Commentary: Florida's Great Green Algae Disaster - We Asked For It ... Us and Rick Scott

From: Orlando Sentinel

“When asked about the PEER report tracking his administration’s slack enforcement, Scott’s environmental department responded by touting a “near-record high compliance…

Federal Court Rules That CREW and PEER Records Lawsuit Against Pruitt and EPA May Proceed

From: CREW

“These open government laws exist for a reason – to allow the American people to keep an eye on their government,” stated PEER staff counsel Adam Carlesco. “When our public…

EPA Press Staff Under Pruitt Sought to Discredit Departing Career Staff

From: Government Executive

“nternal emails obtained under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit were released on Thursday by the nonprofit advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental…