Press Clips

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


PCB LAWSUIT HEADS TO TRIAL

From: Santa Monica Daily Press

"Malibu-based America Unites for Kids and Washington, D.C.-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility are seeking the removal of polychlorinated…

TURF BATTLE: THE CONTROVERSY OVER CRUMB RUBBER PLAYING FIELDS

From: CBS Denver

"A new government study to determine if athletic fields made from recycled tires are safe is creating complex issues for school districts that have already installed…

MANAGING PHILANTHROPY AT THE NATIONAL PARKS

From: Washington Post

"The National Park Service stirred controversy with its announcement of a revamp of its philanthropy policy."

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TYREE: SHOULD CORPORATIONS SPONSOR NATIONAL PARKS

From: The Courier of Montgomery County

"Facing an $11 billion backlog in unfunded maintenance projects, the National Park Service is tinkering with the definition of philanthropy."

PARK SERVICE DEFENDS PARTNERSHIP AGAINST FEARS OF COMMERCIALISM

From: Government Executive

"National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis took to the Washington Post letters column to defend his agency’s partnerships with private interests against…

DON'T LOAD UP PARK LEADERS WITH JOB OF RAISING FUNDS

From: Herald And News

"The latest iteration would “give corporate donors expanded naming rights, use of National Park symbols in advertising and much greater influence over park managers…

OUTRAGE OVER NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PLAN TO SELL NATURAL WONDERS NAMING RIGHTS

From: The Daily Mail

"'Every developed area in a park could become a venue for product placement,' Ruch added. 'A telecom company could say, "Nice mountain. We’ll make a generous donations…

PRESERVE PRICELESS PARKS BY INCREASING FUNDING

From: Citizen's Voice

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and noted critic of the new plan, already has a few suggestions to get us…

US NATIONAL PARKS ARE SO BROKE THEY'RE NOW OPEN TO CORPORATE SPONSORS

From: The Daily Dot

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and noted critic of the new plan, already has a few suggestions to get us started:…

ENVIRONMENTAL PROSECUTIONS HAVE FALLEN UNDER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

From: Cronkite News

"“Under Obama, there has been a surprising disinvestment in environmental prosecution,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental…