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.
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NEWS FROM PEER
Treasure Island Superfund Denial Based on Misinformation
High Hazardous Rankings Overlooked on Assumption of Quick Easy Cleanup
Fewer Florida Eco-Inspections Equals Less Compliance
Slight 2018 Election-Year Enforcement Uptick Yields Scant Results
EPA Drops Surprise Inspections
“No Surprises” Policy Aims to Avoid Embarrassing State Agencies
PEERMail: A Growing Water Crisis
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...
EPA Plans To Skew Permit Appeals To Aid Polluters
Ability of Affected Communities to Appeal Permits on Chopping Block
EPA Criminal Pollution Enforcement Cratering
Referrals, Prosecutions, and Convictions Continue Freefall to Historic Lows
Suppressed EPA Concerns About Mega-mine Surface
Billion $ Minnesota Nickel /Copper Mine Will Cause Big Pollution Headaches
Florida’s Eco-delusion Deconstructed
Official Claims of Near Universal Pollution Compliance Flatly Untrue
EPA’s Hypocritical Drinking Water Proposal
Proposed Budget Cuts Threaten Nation’s Drinking Water Quality
Treasure Island Cleanup Bathed in Fog
Navy Won’t Reveal Radiation Standards for “Free Release” of Contaminated Tracts
Navy Won’t Surrender Hunters Point Plans Without a Fight
Lawsuit Seeks Navy Next Steps to Remedy Tetra-Tech Radiation Falsifications
EPA Plan to Shirk Pollution Prosecution Role
Corporate Compliance Now Presumed Despite Evaporation of Enforcement
Park Service to Cut Law Enforcement Ranger Training
Moving from National Training Academy to Shorter Courses at Non-NPS Facilities
Treasure Island – Another Botched Navy Cleanup in SF Bay
Navy Refused to Review Tetra Tech Work Despite Extensive Hunters Point Fraud
EPA Oversight of State Permits Evaporating
Staff Ordered Not to Transmit Comments Even on Controversial Projects
The EPA Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) website contains databases that users can search for facilities around the country and see past compliance records. Beyond just searching ECHO for pollution sources in your area, for example, you also can:...
Pollution often slips through the cracks of state and federal enforcement. The reasons vary widely, from neglect to deliberate turning of heads to political pressure to technological failures. Citizens can fill those cracks. Americans can, and frequently do, assist...
Some basic concepts related to state implementation and enforcement of federal environmental laws are: State Delegation “State Delegation” is when the federal law in question delegates some or all enforcement to the state agencies, typically after the state’s program...
EPA pursues three different types of enforcement actions: Administrative actions are non-judicial enforcement measures taken by a state agency or EPA using its own authority. They do not involve a judicial process. An administrative action may be either: 1) a notice...
Court Orders Disclosure of Chemical Accident Emissions
Chemical Safety Board Shirked Its Clean Air Act Mandate to Protect Communities