Press Clips

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


FEDERAL PARKS NOW HOME TO PRIVATE PROFITEERS

From: WHAV 97.9

"To help battle this land grab, connect with the feisty, principled group of park rangers and others in Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility: www.peer.org."

FRICTION IN THE FOREST

From: Albuquerque Journal

"In 1997, ranchers in Reserve threatened to kill Forest Service employees for trying to enforce grazing restrictions, and, in 1996, a bomb was found on the…

CONSTITUTIONAL SHERIFFS - THE LATEST EXTREME RIGHT-WING POX ON OUR REPUBLIC

From: Alternet

"The spread of this ideology has consequences. The number of threats and assaults against the BLM rose from 15 incidents in 2014 to 28 in 2015, according to Public Employees…

DNR MUST SUBMIT PAVILION PLANS TO NPS BEFORE WORK RESUMES

From: Chesterton Tribune

"The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program officers at the Midwest Regional Office of the National Park Service apparently see no necessary reason…

NATIONAL PARKS ARE MANAGED IN VERY INCONSISTENT WAYS...OR ARE THEY?

From: National Parks Traveler

"“This episode illustrates how corporate donations can affect the way parks operate and for whose benefit,” Mr. Ruch said in June. “This is not philanthropy;…

LAWSUIT CHARGING USDA CENSORSHIP DISMISSED

From: Capital Press

"Last year, the non-profit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, filed a complaint claiming that USDA’s “scientific integrity policy” unconstitutionally…

EDITORIAL - WHO WILL MAINTAIN THE PARK SERVICE

From: The Daily Astorian

"Are America’s national parks being loved to death? The watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has implicitly asked the question for…

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CONSIDERING SELLING SPONSORSHIPS, NAMING RIGHTS

From: WBALTV

""Under this proposal, you can have logo displays on virtually every park fixture and place. You can't rename the park itself or the visitor's center, but the rooms inside…

GROUPS DECRY EPAS VERY CREEPY RADIOACTIVITY GUIDELINES

From: Greenwire

""This is a very creepy plan rolled out in an especially creepy fashion," said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, in…

YELLOWSTONE AND BEYOND - ARE THE NATIONAL PARKS BEING LOVED TO DEATH?

From: The Christian Science Monitor

"“I think the National Park Service is facing a crisis of conscience and confidence,” says Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for…