Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is a national alliance of local state and federal resource professionals. PEER's environmental work is solely directed by the needs of its members. As a consequence, we have the distinct honor of serving resource professionals who daily cast profiles in courage in cubicles across the country.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Two Rare Florida Panther Killed This Week; 11 So Far This Year
Florida panther mortality is off to another record start in 2012, with the tenth and eleventh cats perishing this week. Panther deaths so far this year are nearly double replacement from new litters and signal that shrinking habitat may be pushing the wide-ranging predators rapidly to extinction, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Corporate Takeover of New Jersey's Environmental Science
With no legislative involvement, New Jersey has handed control over key environmental and public health science to a politically-selected group of advisors, several of whom have industry ties, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). As a result, Governor Chris Christie has snuffed out independent public agency science and shelved years of important scientific work on vital topics such as risk assessments for drinking water quality standards and toxic cleanup standards.
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Monday, May 14, 2012
Livestock's Heavy Hooves Impair One-Third of BLM Rangelands
A new federal assessment of rangelands in the West finds a disturbingly large portion fails to meet range health standards principally due to commercial livestock operations, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). In the last decade as more land has been assessed, estimates of damaged lands have doubled in the 13-state Western area where the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) conducts major livestock leasing.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Love that Dirty Water: Romney Water Pollution Record
As Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney gave industrial wastewater dischargers free rein to discharge chemicals into municipal treatment systems unable to filter them out of the Commonwealth’s waters, according to documents obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
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Thursday, May 03, 2012
How Would the Environment Fare Under a President Romney?
As Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney placed environmental agencies under a business-oriented department, slashed environmental funding and even raided park money to throw a Super Bowl rally for the New England Patriots pro football team. As a result, eco-stewardship sharply declined during Romney’s one term, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
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Monday, April 30, 2012
New Jersey War on 'Killer Trees' Violates Federal Law
Ongoing and planned forestry work on Bull’s Island State Park is at odds with federal wildlife protections, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) which today asked the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to intervene. New Jersey officials are cutting old growth sycamore trees and plan to clear-cut more than 200 trees from state parkland on the banks of the Delaware River.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012
NOAA Cuts Tsunami and Seismic Safety Funding
Despite a proposed budget hike of more than $150 million, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is moving to curtail support for its critical ocean-based tsunami warning system and terminate funding for Alaska’s tsunami and seismic network and emergency public outreach for the West Coast and Alaska, among other activities, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). These precipitous budgetary moves by NOAA leave both state and federal officials puzzled and uncertain how vital public safety work will proceed.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Twenty-Seven New Jersey Superfund-Elilgible Sites Left Off List
New Jersey already has the most Superfund sites of any state but could have many more according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency documents obtained through a lawsuit by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). More than a score of sites in New Jersey pose risks equal to or greater than Superfund-listed sites, yet these uncontrolled sites were not added to the Superfund National Priority List for clean-up by EPA.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
EPA Inaction Imperils Clean Water Anti-Conflicts Safeguard
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Monday, January 30, 2012
Water Gap Transmission Corridor Legally Vulnerable
A plan to carve an electric transmission mega-corridor through the most scenic stretches of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail will be crippled by legal challenges, according to comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). Ironically, moves by the Obama administration to accommodate the project sponsors have created the basis for successful lawsuits to block it.
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