Press Clips

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


MANAGING PHILANTHROPY AT THE NATIONAL PARKS

From: Washington Post

"The National Park Service stirred controversy with its announcement of a revamp of its philanthropy policy."

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TYREE: SHOULD CORPORATIONS SPONSOR NATIONAL PARKS

From: The Courier of Montgomery County

"Facing an $11 billion backlog in unfunded maintenance projects, the National Park Service is tinkering with the definition of philanthropy."

PARK SERVICE DEFENDS PARTNERSHIP AGAINST FEARS OF COMMERCIALISM

From: Government Executive

"National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis took to the Washington Post letters column to defend his agency’s partnerships with private interests against…

DON'T LOAD UP PARK LEADERS WITH JOB OF RAISING FUNDS

From: Herald And News

"The latest iteration would “give corporate donors expanded naming rights, use of National Park symbols in advertising and much greater influence over park managers…

OUTRAGE OVER NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PLAN TO SELL NATURAL WONDERS NAMING RIGHTS

From: The Daily Mail

"'Every developed area in a park could become a venue for product placement,' Ruch added. 'A telecom company could say, "Nice mountain. We’ll make a generous donations…

PRESERVE PRICELESS PARKS BY INCREASING FUNDING

From: Citizen's Voice

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and noted critic of the new plan, already has a few suggestions to get us…

US NATIONAL PARKS ARE SO BROKE THEY'RE NOW OPEN TO CORPORATE SPONSORS

From: The Daily Dot

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and noted critic of the new plan, already has a few suggestions to get us started:…

ENVIRONMENTAL PROSECUTIONS HAVE FALLEN UNDER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

From: Cronkite News

"“Under Obama, there has been a surprising disinvestment in environmental prosecution,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental…

NO THE US NATIONAL PARKS WILL NOT BE SPONSORED BY VIAGRA

From: Fortune

"Critics of the move, such as Ruch, are fearful of the commercialization of America’s greatest natural resource."

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JOHN MUIR IS TURNING OVER IN HIS GRAVE AS AMERICAS NATIONAL PARKS GO COMMERCIAL

From: New American Journal

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a watchdog group that’s trying to rally the park community to fight the…