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
Dunn Landfill in New York impacts the residents of Rensselaer with problems like truck traffic, odor, dust and leachate.
Air Modelers Request Federal Intervention and Whistleblower Protection
The strength of pollution regulation in the U.S. relies on enforcement, and the agency in charge is falling down on the job.
The EPA is crippling the Environmental Appeals Board, disempowering communities and enabling polluters.
DESCRIPTION: Report on Enforcement Efforts by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Calendar Year 2019 DATE: July 22, 2020 TAGS: Florida, Pollution, Water Pollution [pdf-embedder...
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As two PEER staffers, we are here to let you know some of the water issues we are working on and why we are continuing to fight every day against the disastrous ideology that the government should go soft on polluters. EPA’s embrace of this ideology is laying the...
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