PEER Supports Law Enforcement and Regulation
PEER works to support the enforcement of environmental and natural resource laws at the federal, state and local levels. The need for protection for our natural resources and public health has never been greater. Even as the need for strong environmental and natural resource protection is growing, enforcement programs are facing declining budgets, lower staffing levels, and dispirited morale.
Florida Pollution Enforcement Reports
Since 2004, PEER has examined Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) files to assess pollution enforcement. In a state heavily reliant on its natural beauty for tourism revenue, it has fallen far short of acceptable pollution levels primarily in its waterways and wastewater management.
Colorado Air Pollution Crisis
When you think of Colorado, you probably imagine clear, blue skies and sunshine—that image doesn’t jibe with the air quality in much of the state. The state’s entire Front Range remains in violation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards set by EPA and has been in noncompliance since 2012.
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NEWS FROM PEER
Vapor Intrusion Rules Cast into Regulatory Limbo as Horror Stories Multiply
Petition Filed for Federal Enforcement Takeover in Palm Beach Contamination Case
Exclusion Zones, Buffers and Oil Spill Protections Would Scale Back Lease Schedule
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Fewer Pollution Fines Assessed While More Uncollected in Across-the-Board Decline
Iconic Off-Road Trail Has Lost Its Way
Contamination Case in Closed-Door Negotiations for “Non-Regulatory” Resolution
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A Look at 20 Years of History Shows Move Away from Tough Enforcement
Whistleblowers Sue Agency and Individual Officials for “Political Hatchet Jobs”
Latest Resignation Punctuates Ongoing Turmoil, Shortages and Political Interference
State Failures to Enforce Law Lead to Worst Delays in the Country
Municipalities Now Account for Half of All Major Pollution Violations
Three Market-Based Air Pollution Programs This Decade Deemed Failures
Oil Spill Dangers to Wildlife Minimized to Keep Lease Sales on Schedule
Corruption in U.S. Fish & Wildlife Headquarters Targeted in Test of New FOIA Law
State Does Not Use Current Enforcement Power; New Policy Riddled With Loopholes
DEP Too Poor to Pay for Prosecutions Needed to Collect Big Penalties
Petition Charges State Inaction on Toxic Dump Violates Federal Law
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