Press Clips

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


The Energy 202: Interior Lacks Permanent Leaders for Key Agencies Controlling Roughly 500 Million Acres of Public Land

From: The Washington Post

"To not run afoul of that vacancies law, Zinke gave 10 acting directors the power to carry out duties “not required by statute or regulation to be performed…

More Tumult at America’s Chemical Safety Agency

From: Chemistry World

"The managing director of the embattled US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), who had been on paid administrative leave since June 2015 over accusations of mismanagement…

EPA Given More Time on Climate Comments

From: Politico

"EPA has until August to hand over scientific information to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility under a previous court order related to its FOIA request…

More Bayview, Hunters Point Residents Added To $27 Billion Suit Against Tetra Tech

From: SF Gate

"Attorneys representing 38,000 residents of San Francisco's Hunters Point and Bayview neighborhoods in a lawsuit against Tetra Tech, the firm hired by the U.S. Navy to…

Judge gives EPA deadline for studies backing Pruitt's claims

From: Greenwire

"In her decision Friday rejecting EPA's full request for additional time, Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia admonished…

Internal Watchdog Just Dinged The Park Service Director For ‘Inappropriate’ Workplace Conduct

From: HufF Post

"The Interior Department’s internal watchdog released a report Thursday describing an inappropriate gesture made by the National Park Service director in department…

OpEd - EPA Head Must Ignore the Flak and Continue to Drop More Bombs”

From: Moultrie News / OpEd

"One of the reasons for the increase in the attacks against Pruitt is his April 30 introduction of “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” a new…

Wildlife Protection Groups File Federal Suit Over Endangered Black Bear

From: Jurist/em>

"Environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit Thursday in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the US Department of the Interior for its removal of…

Southern Environmentalists Sue Over Black Bear

From: Courthouse News Service

"A group of Southern environmental groups claims the Louisiana black bear is in danger after the U.S. Department of the Interior booted it from the endangered…

Pruitt Proposes Weakening EPA's Power Over Water Polluters

From: Eco-Watch

"In a memo dated June 26 but released June 27, Pruitt asked the EPA's Office of Water and Regional Administrators to draft a proposal that would restrict the agency's…