Press Clips

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


WATCHDOG SPOTLIGHTS ENFORCEMENT IN QUESTION FOR PRUITT

From: Greenwire

"In a letter to Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), the Environment and Public Works Committee chairman and ranking member, respectively, Public Employees…

AFTER SEVEN TUMULTUOUS YEARS, NPS DIRECTOR JON JARVIS RETIRED

From: Grand Canyon News

"“By almost any measure, Jon Jarvis is the worst Park Service Director within living memory,” he said. “In a misguided quest for ‘relevancy,’ Jarvis repeatedly…

ENVIROS THINK TRUMP'S EPA CHIEF COULD MEAN MORE FLINT WATER SCANDALS

From: Daily Caller

"Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s states’ rights advocacy and criticism of federal “overreach” could make it more difficult to prevent future environmental…

ARE THE EPA'S EMERGENCY RADIATION LIMITS A COVER FOR FUKUSHIMA FUMBLES?

From: Truthout

"Opponents say that under the proposed guidelines, concentration limits for several types of radionuclides would allow a lifetime permissible dose in a week or a month,…

MARINE MAMMALS: MANATEE MORTALITY AT 3-YEAR HIGH IN 2016

From: Greenwire

""Despite official happy-talk, Florida's manatees remain in a most precarious position," Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility staff counsel Laura Dumais…

FLORIDA PANTHER DEATHS STILL AT RECORD HIGH FOR 2016

From: Fox 4

"In a statement Wednesday, Jeff Ruch of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said he doesn't expect their plight to improve under President-elect Donald Trump."

FLORIDA PANTHERS DYING AT RECORD PACE, VEHICLE COLLISIONS MOST RESPONSIBLE

From: National Parks Traveler

"Highly endangered Florida panthers died at a record pace in 2016, with most of the deaths attributed to vehicle collisions in just two counties, according…

CALL OF THE WILD: A CLASH OVER CELLPHONES IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

From: The Day

"I agree with PEER’s conclusion: “Parks should remain unplugged from the modern world. Experiencing the wonders of nature should not require a smartphone.”"

FLORIDA PANTHER DEATH RATES MATCH 2015'S RECORD HIGH

From: Greenwire

""These figures sound the death knell for a sustainable Florida panther population in the wild," said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental…

FLORIDA PANTHER DEATHS IN 2016 TIES FOR WORST YEAR ON RECORD

From: Palm Beach Post

"A total of 42 panthers died in the wild last year, matching the 2015 total, according to figures posted by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,…