Press Clips

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


CONGRESS SLAMS PARK SERVICE OVER PATTERN OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT

From: Florida Today

"PEER had called for Palfrey's removal, alleging Palfrey had taken "no corrective action" in an ongoing sexual harassment case."

Read More … | Sep 23, 2016 | Tags: Florida, NPS

357 WILDLIFE REFUGES LACK MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

From: Havasu News

"According to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 357 of the country’s 743 wildlife refuges lack management positions, and about half of all refuges…

NEW SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CLAIMS HIT YOSEMITE, YELLOWSTONE IN WIDENING PARK SERVICE SCANDAL

From: Washington Post

"Complaints of sexual harassment in the National Park Service have spread to Yosemite and Yellowstone, two of the crown jewels in the system, lawmakers disclosed…

WHY DID THE US FOREST SERVICE RIP UP A STRETCH OF THE TRAIL OF TEARS?

From: Care 2

"Jeff Ruch, the executive director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, describes the act as “one [of] the most blatant official desecrations of a…

REFUGES SEVERELY UNDERSTAFFED - WATCHDOG

From: Greenwire

"The National Wildlife Refuge System is woefully understaffed, according to an analysis released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility."

PARK SERVICE REASSIGNS SUPERINTENDENT WHO OVERSAW PARK PLAGUED BY HOSTILE CULTURE

From: Washington Post

"“In today’s Park Service, superintendents are apparently fire-proof,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,…

CANAVERAL SEASHORE CHIEF TO WORK FROM HOME

From: Florida Today

"In an Sept. 16 email obtained by the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Canaveral National Seashore Superintendent Myrna Palfrey informed…

REPORT: STAFF SHORTAGES HAMPER U.S. WILDLIFE REFUGES

From: ABC News

"Staffing at the nation's 565 wildlife refuges and related properties shrank nearly 15 percent in the past decade, and more than one-third of those locations don't have…

SCANDAL-PLAGUED CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE SUPERINTENDENT MOVED TO REGIONAL OFFICE

From: National Parks Traveler

"The move was immediately criticized by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which charged that the Park Service under Director Jon Jarvis…

WATCHDOG GROUP CRITICIZES POST FOR CANAVERAL SUPERINTENDENT

From: Greenwire

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility obtained a Friday email from Superintendent Myrna Palfrey to all Canaveral employees announcing that she was "asked…