Press Clips

Following are recent press clips from national publications that relate to PEER issues, campaigns and news releases.


MATCH NATIONAL PARK DREAMS WITH REALITY

From: The Daily Astorian

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility notes deteriorating NPS employee morale, a shrinking workforce and a failure to engage in strategic planning."

MORE JOIN LEGAL FIGHT OVER WATER POLLUTION LIMITS

From: Tallahassee Democrat

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility filed formal comments with the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday asking for federal oversight…

MOVING PAST THE TRANSPORTATION GRIDLOCKS IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS

From: Earth Island Journal

"Last year, 34 bears were hit by cars and 25 bears were hit the previous year (300 since 1995, according to a PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility…

THE PARK SERVICE'S BEFUDDLED FUNDING

From: Daily Caller

"As the Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary, lack of funding threatens its ability to fulfill its basic mandate to preserve America’s iconic scenic, historic…

BUREAUCRATS AND ENVIROS ARE FURIOUS AS NATIONAL PARKS ACCEPT CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS

From: Daily Caller

"Petitioners are furious that, starting next year, the director of the National Park Service (NPS) will allow corporations to receive recognition and minor services…

WATCHDOG GROUP RIDICULES OBAMA ORDER

From: Greenwire

"Someone has time to kill at the White House. So says the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility after reviewing President Obama's executive…

MOUNTAIN BIKES: A TROJAN HORSE IN THE NATIONAL PARKS

From: Counterpunch

"America is already seeing failures resulting from managements abdication of legal and moral, social and environmental obligations. In Big Bend National Park, for…

'CONFUSION AT EVERY LEVEL' OF THE PARK SERVICE

From: Washington Post

"“This new report epitomizes what is wrong with the current Park Service leadership, which never takes direct responsibility for screw-ups no matter how flagrant…

PARK SERVICE PUSH FOR CENTENNIAL VISITORS WORRIES ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

From: Arizona Daily Sun

"“The Park Service’s current posture seems to be that there can’t be enough visitation,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental…

DEP ENFORCEMENT LAGGING, GROUP CLAIMS

From: Polk Outdoors

"Enforcement by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has declined significantly since Gov. Rick Scott took office, according to a report released this…