Press Clips

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


ADVOCATES FOR BESIEGED CSB STAFF RAISE ALARM OVER PACE OF DISASTER PROBES

From: Inside OSHA

"But Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), advocating for Horowitz, on Thursday decried what it characterizes as persistent sluggishness…

WHISTLE-BLOWER CLAIMS THE USDA SUPPRESSED RESEARCH ON BEE-KILLING PESTICIDE

From: TakePart

"'Having research published in prestigious journals and being invited to present before the National Academy of Sciences should be sources of official pride, not…

FEDERAL SCIENTIST SAYS AGENCY PUNISHED HIM OVER BEE RESEARCH

From: Argus Leader

"Lundgren is being represented by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility in his complaint to a federal whistleblower protection board."

USDA SCIENTIST: AGENCY RETALIATED OVER REPORT DETAILING DANGERS OF PESTICIDES TO BUTTERFLIES

From: Headlines & Global News

"Lundgren's trouble began after he, without proper approval, published research detailing the non-target effects the pesticide clothianidin has on…

WHISTLEBLOWER ACCUSES USDA OF CENSORSHIP OVER ANTI-PESTICIDE REPORTS

From: eNews Park Forest

"'Politics inside USDA have made entomology into a most perilous discipline,' said Laura Dumais, staff counsel with Public Employees for Environmental…

SCIENTIST BLOWS WHISTLE ON USDA CLAIMING HARASSMENT OVER NEONIC RESEARCH

From: KTIC Radio

"PEER filed a petition with USDA last spring asking USDA officials to better update and adhere to scientific integrity policies championed by President Barack…

SAFETY BOARD EXTENDS LEAVE FOR OFFICIALS UNDER FIRE

From: Greenwire

"PEER has advocated on behalf of the two employees, General Counsel Richard Loeb and Managing Director Daniel Horowitz, calling a monthslong internal investigation…

SOUTH DAKOTA SCIENTIST SAYS USDA CENSORED PESTICIDE RESEARCH

From: Star Tribune

"His complaint caps months of speculation among beekeepers and other scientists who have been following his case. It was filed within the federal civil service…

IS THE USDA TRYING TO SILENCE A PESTICIDE RESEARCHER?

From: Grist

"According to the complaint by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Lundgren sent his boss, Sharon Papiernik, a draft of a study suggesting that a neonicotinoid…

BEE EXPERT: USDA PUNISHED ME FOR RESEARCH ON PESTICIDES

From: Minnesota Public Radio

"'Once he started publishing this work, he went from golden boy to pariah, and that's what this case is about,' said Jeff Ruch, executive director…