Protecting Public Health
Environmental and health specialists are heartsick over the malfeasance of their agencies in failing to protect the health of children, workers and the public at large. We expose information about the effects of environmental toxins on public health, challenge industry capture of our regulatory agencies, and fight for an effective safety net to protect us from dangerous toxins.
PEER is stepping up its efforts to ensure that public health experts have the capacity and the legal backing to speak truth to power and that government agencies continue their essential functions.
Colorado has been undermining its own air pollution experts for years in favor of easing requirements for industry.
The EPA is failing to protect the public from the health risks of this new class of chemicals.
EPA and state governments often fail to clean up some of the most dangerous toxic sites.
The US Chemical Safety Board is failing in its duty to monitor, investigate and report on chemical safety accidents in the U.S.
Human health risks from toxic chemicals and known carcinogens found in synthetic sports fields and playgrounds made from shredded tires remain largely unstudied.
Contaminated soil, air borne pollutants and toxic building materials should have no place in our schools.
Toxic coal ash is in a growing stream of consumer, agricultural and commercial products without oversight.
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School District Threatens Fearful Children with Truancy, Teachers with Termination
Rulemaking Petition Urges EPA to Ban Surface Discharge of Fracking Fluids
Pursuit of Trivial Information Masks IG Lack of Oversight on Serious Matters
Notice to Sue Filed Against District and EPA for Toxic Substances Control Act Violations
School Officials Threaten Parents With Arrest If They Protest on First Day of School
Classroom Levels Highest in the Nation; Independent New Tests Show Need for Broader, More Aggressive Remediation Plan
Cuivre River State Park Multiple Failures May Point to Uninspected Water Towers
U.S. Industrial Loss Burden 3 Times European Union and Gap Is Growing
Despite Recurring Disasters, Industrial Plants No Safer Now Than Under Bush
Chevron Richmond Refinery Explosion Ignored in GOP Red Herring Oversight
Astronomic 96% Compliance Boast False but Statistics Highlight Rising Dysfunction
Assessment of U.S./Canada Crossing Expansion Violates Federal Data Quality Law
Illegal Levels of PCBs to Remain in Classrooms; No Soil Testing on Campuses
Latest Christie Rollback for Developers Reverses 40-Year Public Health Policy
Parents and Teachers Urge Comprehensive and Transparent Assessment
With Nation’s Longest Superfund List, New Jersey Seeks to Place Barriers to More
Artillery Depot, Training Base and Motor Pool Occupied Present Day Campuses
Developers May Sidestep Toxic Contamination If “Impractical” to Remediate
No Confidence in Scope or Effectiveness of District’s Clean-Up Plans
Focus, Completeness and Transparency of Testing and Clean-Up Faulted