covid19

Sewage Spills Pose COVID-19 Risks  

For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Contact: Tim Whitehouse, 240-247-0299; Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org   Overflows into Drinking Water Sources May Create New Infection Vectors   Washington, DC — The virus SARS-CoV-2, which causes Coronavirus, is...

Reopened National Parks Must Curb Overcrowding   

For Immediate Release:  Monday, April 27, 2020 Contact:  Jeff Ruch (510) 213-7028; Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org Long-Neglected Law Requiring “Carrying Capacities” Should be Dusted Off Washington, DC — National parks are caught between a presidential edict to reopen...

EPA COVID-19 Guidance Sows Employee Confusion   

For Immediate Release:  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Contact:  Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org Superfund Inspectors Unsure about PPE and Other Key Health Issues Washington, DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is directing critical workers in its Superfund program...
PEERMail: Losing Our Voices

PEERMail: Losing Our Voices

Yesterday we published an anonymous blog, Losing Our Voice, from an agency scientist who writes, “In the flurry of activity to respond to the pandemic, public health officials and scientists have lost our voices.” The writer observes that scientists have been slowly...