Press Clips

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


OLD FAITHFUL BROUGHT TO YOU BY VIAGRA - THE US PARK SERVICE IS SEEKING CORPORATE SPONSORS

From: Quartz

"The United States National Park Service has long relied almost entirely on federal funding and philanthropic donations. But as it celebrates its 100th year, NPS is publicly…

AMERICAS NATIONAL PARKS EYE CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP TO PLUG FUNDING SHORTFALL

From: The Independent

"“Unlike Disneyland, our national parks serve a purpose far beyond immediate visitor enjoyment and revenue generation; they are supposed to preserve the best of…

YOU COULD USE OLD FAITHFUL TO PITCH VIAGRA - OUR NATIONAL PARKS ARE NOW FOR SALE TO CORPORATE DONORS

From: Raw Story

"The National Park Service is opening the door to corporate sponsorship by expanding the definition of philanthropy"

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, BROUGHT TO YOU BY STARBUCKS

From: Washington Post

"“You could use Old Faithful to pitch Viagra,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a watchdog group…

PARK SERVICE AND CORPORATE ADVERTISING A DANGEROUS MIX

From: Washington Post

"National Park Service (NPS) rangers won’t be decorated with corporate logos à la NASCAR drivers, but the agency’s plan to allow advertising-like recognition of…

FEDERAL COURT RULING HALTS NY CORMORANT KILLING TACTICS FOR TIME BEING

From: New York Upstate

"U.S. District Judge John D. Bates recently ruled that "depredation" orders issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agency to 24 states east of the Mississippi River…

TORRANCE REFINERY EXPLOSION COST CALIFORNIA DRIVERS $2.4 BILLION IN HIGH PUMP PRICES, STUDY SAYS

From: Daily Breeze

"“It’s certainly ironic that refinery accidents make oil companies richer,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.…

ANIMAL RIGHTS GROUP SUES COAST GUARD

From: Chinook Observer

"The advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility sued the government to stop the practice, which is known as “lethal removal.”"

PCB ACTIVISTS HAPPY TO SEE SUPERINTENDENT DEPART FROM DISTRICT

From: Malibu Times

"One of those “legal challenges” is a suit brought against district leaders by America Unites (AU) for Kids, a group fighting for swifter action on PCBs in Malibu…

REBOUNDING CORMORANTS HIGHLY VISIBLE AT LAKEFRONT

From: Milwaukee - Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

"A testament to the remarkable comeback of the double-crested cormorant is the mass migration of the birds now taking place on the Lake…