The Hill

EPA is abandoning those suffering from toxic PFAS pollution

by The Hill | April 23, 2020
“This marks the latest in a decades-long string of failures by EPA to protect Americans from these dangerous chemicals. Even as the scientific case for regulation grows clearer and more urgent every year, the EPA under President Trump delays and obfuscates. While the number of sites ...

Advocates raise questions about proposal to allow some nuclear waste to be disposed in landfills

by The Hill | April 3, 2020
“Scientists and advocates are raising concerns about a proposed relaxation on regulations for disposing of nuclear waste, saying that the government should halt the proposal as the scientific community focuses on the coronavirus. In a statement on Thursday, Public Employees for ...

Hazardous chemicals and government silence — a dangerous mix

by The Hill | March 26, 2020
“Tort litigation has yielded multi-million-dollar verdicts for chemical exposure victims, prompted a documentary and a Hollywood feature film about the chemicals’ perils. Yet, the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to designate waste containing the chemicals as &# ...

New EPA order limits telework post-pandemic

by The Hill | March 24, 2020
“A newly implemented order from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires employees to work from the office at least three days per week, though the agency says it does not apply to the current situation involving the coronavirus pandemic. Tim Whitehouse, the executive ...

Second EPA employee tests positive for coronavirus

by The Hill | March 19, 2020
“A second Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employee has tested positive for coronavirus, and another worker has come into contact with someone who tested positive. The EPA sent an email to staff Thursday informing them that the two employees work in the New England region, which ...
Phone: 202-265-7337

962 Wayne Avenue, Suite 610
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4453

Copyright 2001–2024 Public Employees for
Environmental Responsibility

PEER is a 501(c)(3) organization
EIN: 93-1102740