US standards body rejects appeal seeking PFAS-free firefighting gear

by Chemical Watch | September 14, 2021
‘“We’re disappointed, but not surprised” by the vote, said Kyla Bennett, science policy director with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which is assisting the IAFF with legal and scientific advice. She said the 2006 standard – examining how ...

‘The harm to children is irreparable’: Ruth Etzel speaks out ahead of EPA whistleblower hearing

by The Guardian | September 12, 2021
” Paula Dinerstein, a lawyer with the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which is representing Etzel, said the EPA still has not taken action to implement the lead protection strategy, and has acknowledged the “libelous claims” against Etzel were not ...

Watchdog Group Says National Parks Lack Long-Term Planning

by KJZZ | September 8, 2021
“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has released a report that says a number of America’s national parks have failed to create long-term plans. The lack of planning comes as parks face growing problems. The National Park Service has been without a director for about ...

Glacier looks to limit and eventually phase out air tours

“A federal appeals court in May 2020 ruled that Glacier, along with 22 other national parks had to come up with an air tour management plan with the federal Aviation Administration within two years. The ruling came after a lawsuit was filed in 2017 by the Public Employees for ...

Region in Brief

“Frustrated by noisy helicopters around national parks in Hawaii, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and the Hawaii Island Coalition Malama Pono sued to force the government to comply. The U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C., ruled in their favor in May 2020 and ...