Press Clips

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


EPA SHOULD DO MORE ROAD EMISSIONS TESTS, CRITICS SAY

From: Automotive News

"The EPA has equipped big-rig trucks with emissions-measuring devices since a 1998 consent decree signed by truck makers. Since the 2007 model year, the…

EX-VOLKSWAGEN CEO FACING CRIMINAL PROBE

From: Greenwire

"In a news release today, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a watchdog organization, accused EPA of failing to use actual "on the road"…

GOP TARGETS PLANS FOR NEW ENGLAND MARINE MONUMENT

From: Greenwire

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has urged Obama to declare monuments in the Aleutian Islands, Bering Strait and U.S. Arctic Ocean. So far, its…

REPORT: ARTIFICIAL TURF POSES HEALTH RISKS

From: KTRH News Radio

"The new surface, made by the company ‘AstroTurf’ has a crumb rubber padding. Jeff Ruch at the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility told KTRH…

THE EPA HAS SPENT $92 MILLION ON OFFICE FURNITURE OVER THE PAST DECADE

From: Daily Mail

"The agency was previously criticized in 2003 for spending too much on furniture following a report by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility."

EPA'S FONDNESS FOR HIGH-END FURNITURE COSTS TAXPAYERS $92 MILLION

From: Washington Times

"In 2003, an internal report by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility warned the agency to cut back on spending for fancy furniture."

NATIONAL GROUPS CALL FOR HALT OF DUNES PAVILION PROJECT

From: Chesterton Tribune

"The Washington, D.C.-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and the Izaak Walton League of America have joined Dunes Action in…

FEMA WEIGHS IN ON PROPOSED DEP RULE CHANGES, WARNING OF POTENTIAL FLOOD HAZARDS

From: NJSpotlight.com

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a non-profit based in Washington, D.C., said ENP Superintendent Pedro Ramos has overstepped his authority…

PYTHON EVENT EXPANSION CAUSES PUSHBACK

From: Keysnews.com

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a non-profit based in Washington, D.C., said ENP Superintendent Pedro Ramos has overstepped his authority…

PARK VISITORS EXACT HEAVY TOLL ON WILDLIFE

From: Ranger Magazine

"Wildlife viewing is a major attraction of our national parks, yet paradoxically, park visitors and their cars are a leading cause of mortality in the wildlife…