Press Clips

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


OSC DELIVERS NEW YEAR'S SURPRISE ON WHISTLEBLOWER RULE

From: Federal News Radio

"The Office of Special Counsel unexpectedly withdrew a proposed rule to expand the whistleblower rights of federal contractors."

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PUBLIC LANDS - REFUGE MILITANTS FEAR IMPENDING ARREST

From: Greenwire

"As federal authorities bide their time, some environmentalists have stepped up their criticism for the failure to arrest Cliven Bundy or any of his followers…

STATE PREPARES STEWARDSHIP PLAN FOR SPARTA MOUNTAIN

From: New Jersey Herald

"The state Division of Fish and Wildlife has opened for public comment the draft of a forest stewardship plan for the Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area."

A PALER SHADE OF GREEN: OBAMA AND THE ENVIRONMENT

From: counterpunch

"Although America’s greatest Interior Secretary, Harold Ickes, who had the post for nearly a decade under FDR, was from Chicago, the playbook for presidential transitions…

DATA GAP ON ECOSYSTEM HEALTH PUTS RANCHERS, FEDS AT ODDS

From: Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

"Most ranchers aren’t taking the same hardline, anti-government stance as the armed militants who took over Eastern Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife…

WEIGHING OREGON STANDOFF SOLUTIONS, FROM ARRESTS TO BIRDATHONS

From: The New York Times

""Today, the nonprofit group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility issued a call for justice, noting that an earlier go-easy approach to some…

PUBLIC LANDS - REP GRIJALVA FLOATS RESOLUTION TO CONDEMN ORE. STANDOFF

From: Greenwire

""Rather than abating conflict, the federal hands-off approach has backfired and enables the Bundy clan to franchise a 'Militia McDonalds,'" Public Employees for…

2015 WAS DEADLY YEAR FOR FLORIDA PANTHERS

From: National Parks Traveler

"A record 41 Florida panthers, considered by some to be the most-endangered mammal in the United States, died last year, according to figures released…

HOW THE FEDS CAN PEACEFULLY RESOLVE THE ARMED STANDOFF IN BURNS, OR

From: Newsweek

"“If there was a standoff like this that was ISIS-inspired, they would have sent in the troops,” says Jeff Ruch, the executive director of the Public Employees…

IDAHO THREE PERCENT REJECTS OREGON OCCUPATION

From: Idaho Statesman

"The failure to file any charges in 2014 has emboldened anti-government threats, Ruch said. “Certainly, if these guys were Muslim they would be treated differently,”…