Press Clips

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


KLAMATH BASIN AT CENTER OF DISPUTE WITHIN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

From: The Register-Guard

"A watchdog arm of the U.S. Department of the Interior says the Bureau of Reclamation lacked the authority to enter into an agreement with the Klamath Water…

KLAMATH NONPROFIT SPENDING 'A WASTE OF FUNDS'

From: Greenwire

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which represented whistleblower Reclamation biologists Todd Pederson and Keith Schultz in their allegations…

KLAMATH IRRIGATORS SHOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN $32M FROM FEDERAL AGENCY: REPORT

From: OPB

"“In order for the federal government to give money to an outside agency such as KWAPA, there has to be a specific law authorizing them to give that money,” said attorney…

CONTRACTORS BENEFITED MOST FROM PROGRAM TO HELP FISH AND FARMERS, AGENCY SAYS

From: The Sacramento Bee

"“It was almost like (they were) using these funds as their own cookie jar,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility."

'LEAKED REPORT' RAISES IRE OF WATER USERS

From: Herald & News

"The Public Employees Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed the whistleblower disclosure in February 2015 on behalf of Todd Pederson, a BOR natural resource…

THE CLEAN AIR ACT WAS SUPPOSED TO PROTECT US. HERE'S WHY IT'S NOT

From: Huffington Post

"Florida’s chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which advocates for stronger enforcement, blamed Scott’s business-friendly politics for…

RECREATIONAL LAND REQUIREMENT NO LONGER PART OF DUNES PROJECT PLAN

From: Chicago Tribune

"The letter also raised the ire of Washington, D.C.-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which has been working to ensure that the NPS gave…

THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE IS MELTING DOWN OVER HARASSMENT CHARGES IN ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR

From: Los Angeles Times

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, argues that the anguish expressed by some employees stems…

GRAZING MAY HAVE HARMED A QUARTER OF FEDERAL RANGELAND

From: Greenwire

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility released the data yesterday. The watchdog nonprofit had filed an administrative complaint when BLM discontinued releasing…

ENVIRONMENTALIST GROUP CRITICIZES FEDERAL OVERSIGHT OF GRAZING ON PUBLIC LANDS

From: KUER 90.1

"Kirsten Stade is advocacy director at a group called Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. She says according to data from the Bureau of Land Management,…