Press Clips

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


FOREST SERVICE OFFICERS TOLD TO MEET QUOTAS, EMAIL SAYS

From: The Taos News

"“Agency veterans report that explicit ticket quotas were unheard of in the Forest Service until Ferrell’s tenure,” according to a statement from Public Employees…

SANTA MONICA-MALIBU SCHOOL BOARD INKS ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT CONTRACT

From: The Malibu Times

"“That’s why we hired a team of experts,” replied Superintendent Sandra Lyon. She explained that the board would be able to give some direction.“There are places…

NATIONAL WATCHDOG GROUP QUESTIONS FOREST SERVICE TICKET QUOTAS

From: Tucson News Now

"A spokesman for PEER which stands for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said officers were confused by different directives coming down to them.While…

FOREST SERVICE: NO CITATION QUOTAS FOR RANGERS

From: CBS 5 KPHO

"The statement comes a day after the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) accused the Forest Service of instructing law enforcement officers…

TAOS SKI VALLEY DRUG SWEEP BLAMED ON QUOTAS

From: Albuquerque Journal

"The memos were released by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a Washington, D.C.-based whistle-blower protection group for federal workers.

“Forest…

STORY REVEALING HUGE VARIATIONS IN N.J. SANDY FUNDING MAY SPUR LEGISLATIVE ACTION

From: News Works

"The lawmakers were reacting to the findings of a month-long investigation that discovered dozens of irregularities in the state's internal ranking process for the…

SANDY STORY ON MISALLOCATION OF FUNDS EARNS KUDOS FROM SENATE PRESIDENT

From: NJ Spotlight

"The lawmakers were reacting to the findings of a month-long investigation that discovered dozens of irregularities in the state’s internal ranking process for the…

SHORTING HOBOKEN'S SANDY AID: EDITORIAL

From: NJ.com

"After Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer accused the Christie administration of shorting her city on Hurricane Sandy aid to pressure her into approving a favored real estate project,…

SCHOOL BOARD INKS ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT CONTRACT

From: Santa Monica Daily Press

"Last month, a Washington DC-based advocacy group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), issued a statement criticizing the district’s…

EPA DEBUNKS ONE BRIDGEGATE CONSPIRACY

From: Politico

"The group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility made the charges last month, saying the air monitor closest to the bridge had been turned off during the…