Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Enviro-friendly public servants

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) just sent us a letter: "Male fish in the Potomac are now producing eggs; high levels of birth control hormones are found in frogs and are working their way up the food chain. Pharmaceuticals are increasingly polluting our waters -- and it is perfectly legal." PEER was established to help public employees who want to report what's going on but fear jeopardizing their jobs. PEER's holding an online auction of fine artworks to raise money. Check them out here. UPDATE: PEER recently released evidence that EPA Admin Lisa Jackson tried to block publication of a scientific paper that called for more stringent federal warnings on PFOA when she headed NJ's environmental agency.