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ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP CONTRACTOR SAYS HUNTERS POINT WORK WAS DONE BY THE BOOK

by | April 25, 2018
From: San Francisco Business Times “The Pasadena-based corporation has been accused of fraud by the Navy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Bayview Hunters Point Community Advocates, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice and the Public Employees for Environmental ...

EPA HEAD SCOTT PRUITT HAS BEEN EMBROILED IN SCANDALS. HERE’S HOW HE’S SURVIVED

by | April 25, 2018
From: Time “Pruitt has reversed the trajectory at the EPA and placed business concerns on an even playing field with environmental protection. And, as a result, the most significant rules, including the Clean Power Plan and a rule regulating waterways across the country, are ...

DUNES GROUP ASKS PROSECUTOR TO REVIEW PAVILION PROJECT CONSTRUCTION PERMITS

by | April 25, 2018
From: Chicago Tribune “Dunes Action and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, have asked Porter County Prosecutor Brian Gensel to investigate what the two groups believe are unauthorized construction activities at the Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion.” ...

FLORIDA GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT IS GETTING SUED BY TEENS FOR HIS ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES

by | April 19, 2018
From: Teen Vogue “A report released by the Florida chapter of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility stated that in 2014 there was an 85% drop in environmental regulation cases opened by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection compared to 2010 numbers.” ...

OPERATING UNDER THE RADAR: TOP ZINKE AIDES UNDERMINE PROTECTIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS AND ENDANGERED SPECIES

by | April 18, 2018
From: The Revelator “The Trump administration wants to avoid public scrutiny of Interior’s decisions and sidestep Congressional oversight. This is occurring while the department systematically dismantles policies designed to protect the multiple use of public lands, including ...

PETERSBURG ASSEMBLY MAY CONSIDER RESOLUTION ON TIMBER SALE LOSSES

by | April 17, 2018
From: KFSK “Tonka on Kupreanof and Big Thorne on Prince of Wales, were the subject of a review completed by U.S. Forest Service staff from its Washington office in June of 2016. It was among a number of documents published last year by the group Public Employees for Environmental ...

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP RELEASES REPORTS OF ADDITIONAL FALSIFIED SOIL SAMPLE RESULTS AT SAN FRANCISCO SHIPYARD SITE

by | April 17, 2018
From: JDSupra “According to reports of documents released by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), an environmental advocacy group, falsification of soil samples from the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco’s largest development, could be much ...

INTERIOR SUED OVER PREMATURE DISCLOSURE OF RESERVE ESTIMATES

by | April 17, 2018
From: The Cordova Times “A public interest group has sued the Interior Department over the premature release of highly sensitive estimates of new reserves at the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility is seeking a permanent injunction ...

WORKERS’ GROUP ALLEGES LEGISLATORS AREN’T DOING ENOUGH ON SHIPYARD RADIATION CONTAMINATION

by | April 17, 2018
From: SF Gate “A public workers’ advocacy group at a rally in San Francisco today criticized Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, for allegedly failing to do enough about the cleanup of radiological contamination at the former Hunters Point ...

RYAN ZINKE’S GREAT AMERICAN FIRE SALE

by | April 16, 2018
From: The New Yorker “In a speech to the National Petroleum Council last September, Zinke claimed that a third of the career civil servants under his command were “not loyal to the flag,” by which he meant Trump.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

AS SCIENTISTS MARCH, FEDERAL RESEARCHERS WEATHER TRUMP STORM

by | April 16, 2018
From: Wired “It’s more benign neglect,” Ruch says of Trump-administration leadership at various agencies. “Science isn’t being used to inform decision making. They don’t need it, they aren’t interested in it.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

AFTER BILLION-DOLLAR SUPERFUND CLEANUP, FOIA’D DOCUMENTS SHOW QUESTIONABLE DATA

by | April 13, 2018
From: Muckrock “In what’s been dubbed the “biggest case of eco-fraud in U.S. history,” a contractor paid over $300 million to help clean a Cold War nuclear laboratory appears to have falsified soil samples and other data.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

S.F. SUPERVISOR CALLS FOR HEARING INTO HUNTERS POINT CLEANUP

by | April 13, 2018
From: KQED News “San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen is calling for a hearing into problems plaguing the cleanup of radioactive material from the Hunters Point Shipyard, after a federal report found contractors falsified soil sample data from the site to a much greater degree than ...

EPA LETTER REVEALS NAVY’S DOWNPLAY OF RADIOACTIVE SOIL IN SF’S BAYVIEW

by | April 13, 2018
From: ABC7News “This week, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility published a letter to the Navy. In it, the EPA says they found 90 and 97 percent of the soil samples on two major land parcels suspect compared to the Navy, which only recommended resampling 15 and 49 ...

ENERGY AND OTHER PROJECT DEVELOPERS TAKE NOTE: CLEAN WATER ACT’S REACH STILL UNCERTAIN FOLLOWING MULTIPLE DEVELOPMENTS IN Q1 2018

by | April 12, 2018
From: Lexology “This action subjects safeguards for clean water across the U.S. to filtration through one politician’s hands,” said Kyla Bennet, a director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. “Every corporation that wants a pass on Clean Water Act ...

SF SHIPYARD ACTIVISTS FRUSTRATED BY NAVAL OFFICIALS ON ALLEGED SOIL TEST FRAUD

by | April 12, 2018
From: San Francisco Chronicle “Executive Director Jeff Ruch said in a statement. ‘The Navy created an environmental nightmare on this stretch of the San Francisco Bay but, instead of cleaning it up, has spent the past several years compounding it.'” Read more . . . Read ...

LETTER FROM EPA REPORTS NEW PROBLEMS WITH RADIATION DATA AT HUNTERS POINT

by | April 11, 2018
From: KRON4 “Instead of half the soil samples conducted by a subcontractor being questionable, they found 90 percent of the soil survey from Parcel B and 97 percent of samples from Parcel G of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard are suspect. That letter was obtained by the DC-based ...

EPA REVIEW OF CONTAMINATED HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD FINDS MORE FALSIFIED SOIL TESTING DATA

by | April 10, 2018
From: San Francisco Examiner “The EPA’s December review of the data was released Tuesday by the environmental advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which obtained the documents under the Freedom of Information Act. In its report, the EPA raised ...

EPA LETTER REVEALS NEW PROBLEMS WITH HUNTERS POINT RADIATION DATA

by | April 10, 2018
From: NBC Bay Area A December 2017 letter sent by the EPA to the Navy – and obtained by a Washington D.C. advocacy group called Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) – explains that on about 40 percent of the shipyard, the EPA found between 90 percent and 97 percent ...

FAKE SOIL TESTING AT SAN FRANCISCO SHIPYARD SITE COULD BE WORSE THAN PREVIOUSLY REPORTED

by | April 10, 2018
From: San Francisco Business Times “What makes these findings so remarkable is that the Navy was on notice for years that it had a major data meltdown on its hands yet is still trying to cook the books.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...
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