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

EPA IS SUED FOR DOCUMENTS ON RADIOACTIVITY GUIDELINES

From: Greenwire “The nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility sued U.S. EPA today, accusing the agency of withholding records on its contentious guidelines for radioactivity in drinking water.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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JUDGE REJECTS PUBLIC ACCESS TO EPA ‘REVOLVING DOOR’ INVESTIGATION

From: Texas Lawyer “An environmental group has lost its bid to view documents about a “revolving door” investigation in which a former federal chemical safety official later advocated for his client Chevron Corp. in front of his previous employer. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility sought records from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general office concerning...
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AMERICA UNITES APPEALS FEDERAL COURT RULING ON PCB REMEDIATION

From: Malibu Times “Among the disputed rulings in the appeal are the standing of co-plaintiff Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), America Unites’ ability to independently collect samples and test Malibu campuses and America Unites’ requirement to pay for their own attorneys’ fees.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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EVIDENCE IS MOUNTING THAT A KOCH INDUSTRIES OWNED PAPER MILL IS POISONING PEOPLE IN ARKANSAS

From: Alternet “Barry Sulkin, an environmental scientist with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, believes Georgia-Pacific’s wastewater system is in Coffee Creek, where the effluent is only partially treated, turning the water in the creek black and contaminating it with an array of dangerous pollutants like dioxins and furans, chromium and sulfates.” Read...
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INSPECTOR GENERAL SAYS RECLAMATION WASTED $32.2 MILLION ON KLAMATH IRRIGATORS

From: Indy Bay “The misspending is a revealed in a new audit report that confirms charges leveled last year by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). In a news release, PEER described the arrangement between Reclamation and KWAPA as the “Klamath Irrigators’ Illegal Piggy Bank.”” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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FISH FARMERS GRIM AS US FREEZES CORMORANT KILLING PERMITS

From: Arkansas Online “Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, has said the group has no objection to Form 37 applications but cautioned they should be issued on “actual harm, not on harm assumed that will happen months from now.”” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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KLAMATH BASIN AT CENTER OF DISPUTE WITHIN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

From: The Register-Guard “A watchdog arm of the U.S. Department of the Interior says the Bureau of Reclamation lacked the authority to enter into an agreement with the Klamath Water and Power Agency on water use, and that consequently $32.2 million spent by the agency over seven years “was a waste of funds.”” Read more ....
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