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PEER in the News

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

EPA LETTER REVEALS NAVY’S DOWNPLAY OF RADIOACTIVE SOIL IN SF’S BAYVIEW

From: ABC7News “This week, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility published a letter to the Navy. In it, the EPA says they found 90 and 97 percent of the soil samples on two major land parcels suspect compared to the Navy, which only recommended resampling 15 and 49 percent of those samples.” Read more ....
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ENERGY AND OTHER PROJECT DEVELOPERS TAKE NOTE: CLEAN WATER ACT’S REACH STILL UNCERTAIN FOLLOWING MULTIPLE DEVELOPMENTS IN Q1 2018

From: Lexology “This action subjects safeguards for clean water across the U.S. to filtration through one politician’s hands,” said Kyla Bennet, a director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. “Every corporation that wants a pass on Clean Water Act compliance is invited to meet privately with the most user-friendly EPA administrator in history.” Read more...
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LETTER FROM EPA REPORTS NEW PROBLEMS WITH RADIATION DATA AT HUNTERS POINT

From: KRON4 “Instead of half the soil samples conducted by a subcontractor being questionable, they found 90 percent of the soil survey from Parcel B and 97 percent of samples from Parcel G of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard are suspect. That letter was obtained by the DC-based advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,...
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EPA REVIEW OF CONTAMINATED HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD FINDS MORE FALSIFIED SOIL TESTING DATA

From: San Francisco Examiner “The EPA’s December review of the data was released Tuesday by the environmental advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which obtained the documents under the Freedom of Information Act. In its report, the EPA raised concerns about “potential falsification, data manipulation, and/or data quality concerns” in some 97 percent...
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EPA LETTER REVEALS NEW PROBLEMS WITH HUNTERS POINT RADIATION DATA

From: NBC Bay Area A December 2017 letter sent by the EPA to the Navy – and obtained by a Washington D.C. advocacy group called Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) – explains that on about 40 percent of the shipyard, the EPA found between 90 percent and 97 percent of Tetra Tech’s radiation data...
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WHO CAN STOP JEFF SESSIONS FROM BREAKING HIS RECUSAL PLEDGE? PROBABLY NO ONE.

From: Mother Jones “It’s hard to think of a scenario where an attorney general would be held to account because of administrative violations,” says Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which represents federal whistleblowers. He notes that the White House has thus far declined to discipline multiple officials for violations of...
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EPA STIFLES OPPOSITION TO GIANT ALASKA MINING DUMP

From: The National Memo “The Trump administration is trying to rush through a review of the Pebble Mine in Alaska with some public hearings not even having microphones for speakers. Also, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has stripped the regional EPA office of its power to make decisions on a permit the mine will need.” Read...
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SCOTT PRUITT’S ETHICS SCANDALS AREN’T STOPPING HIM FROM GUTTING THE EPA

From: Vox “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an environmental advocacy group for government workers, published a startling memo showing that Pruitt made himself the final authority on decisions surrounding the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act, the central federal law governing water pollution.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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