Press Clips

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


Supervisors To Question Executives Re Allegedly Falsified Hunters Point Cleanup

From: SF Gate

"The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will grill executives from Tetra Tech, the firm accused of falsifying results from the $1 billion radiation cleanup at Hunters…

National Wildlife Refuges Contaminated with Thousands of Pounds of Toxic Pesticides

From: Beyond Pesticides

"According to a new report from the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), hundreds of thousands of pounds of pesticides are sprayed on lands that are designated…

Wolf Researcher Who Accused WSU of Silencing Him Gets $300K to Settle Lawsuit and Go Away

From: The Seattle Times

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of PEER, said the Wielgus incident showed that Washington has politicized its wolf policy and allowed politics into the halls…

Trump vs. "The Deep State"

From: The New Yorker

"This seems to be either monkey-wrenching or just incredible incompetence. You have a civil-service system without the means to adjudicate disputes. The Trump philosophy…

Can an Uneasy Truce Hold Off Another Water Rebellion on California's Northern Border?

From: Sacramento Bee

"The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation oversees water deliveries but said it would defer to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service if farmers violate the judge's order. However,…

Petersburg Assembly Split on Timber Sale Letter

From: KFSK

"Petersburg’s assembly on a split vote Monday decided not to send a letter to U.S. Forest Service officials with questions about Tongass timber sales. The letter was drafted…

Gensel appoints special prosecutor to review Pavilion project allegations

From: Chesterton Tribune

"A special prosecutor will investigate allegations that the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Pavilion Partners LLC dodged state law in advance of…

Scott Pruitt's Embattled Science "Transparency" Rule Does Not Apply to Pesticides

From: Truth Out

"The rule would not apply to pesticide companies seeking to register new chemicals, extend federal registrations for pesticides already on the market, change a warning…

Yellowstone Superintendent Not Leaving Position For Now

From: Yellowstone Insider

"Representatives from the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility lamented the possible shift, saying that losing…

Pesticide Safety Data Transparency a Blind Spot Under EPA Policy

From: Beyond Pesticides

"Pruitt’s plan does not enable the public to have any meaningful information about ‘environmental health risk or safety risk’ as he claims,” stated PEER General…