Press Clips

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


FEDERAL HIRING FREEZE TO HIT RURAL AND MINORITY COMMUNITIES THE HARDEST

p>From: In These Times

“At the same time, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) executive director Jeff Ruch, staff shortages are also a serious problem…

BLUE DASHER FARM EMBRACES 'REGENERATIVE' RESEARCH

p>From: AG Week

“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, based in Silver Spring, Md., is representing Lundgren in a whistleblower complaint that comes up in March before…

FINAL APPROVAL FOR RADICAL RADIATION RISE IN WATER SUPPLIES AFTER NUCLEAR RELEASE

p>From: Huntington News

“In a not so lovely parting gift, the Obama administration today formally adopted a policy of allowing public exposure to radioactivity following a nuclear release…

THE NEW WEST: TRUMP IS CREATING A BULL MARKET FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS

p>From: Explore Big Sky

“Many believe the Trump administration will create a booming business for public interest organizations like the Government Accountability Project and Public…

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE FREE SPEECH TIED IN KNOTS

p>From: Sonoran News

“Washington, DC — Federal employees concerned about Trump White House actions face legal constraints on their freedom to protest, according to ethics warnings posted…

ONE WAY YOU CAN HELP FIGHT AGAINST POLITICAL INTERFERENCE IN SCIENCE: TELL US ABOUT IT

p>From: Union of Concerned Scientists

“You should also consider approaching the official who is responsible for implementing your agency’s scientific integrity policy for advice. Outside…

EPA VETERANS MOBILIZE TO DEFEND AGENCY'S WORK, BRACING FOR TRUMP'S IMPACT

p>From: Inside Climate News

“Networks of former employees from EPA Region 1 in New England, Region 6 in the Southwest, Region 9 in California and Region 10 in the Northwest have contacted…

FREE SPEECH RESTRICTIONS LEAVE FEDERAL WORKERS ANXIOUS ABOUT CHALLENGING TRUMP

p>From: Truthout

“For climate scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or rogue members of the National Park Service, this uncertainty around their ability to speak without…

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AREN'T PREPARED TO PROTECT SCIENTISTS FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

p>From: Think Progress

“The EPA’s integrity policy is stuck “in utero,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a Washington,…

EPA: DISSENTERS COULD BE TARGETED - WATCHDOG

p>From: Greenwire

“"Federal employees who depart from the official talking points enter murky waters," Ruch said. "Unlike White House staff who are merely counseled about clear ethics…