Press Clips

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


AS PARK SERVICE BATTLES SEXUAL HARASSMENT, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SNAPS SWIMSUIT MODELS IN NATIONAL PARKS

From: Washington Post

"The Park Service “is dealing with sexual harassment and discrimination issues which are more difficult to address when seen through the prism of this shoot,”…

ARE NATIONAL PARKS AN APPROPRIATE BACKDROP FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT ISSUE

From: National Parks Traveler

""We are interested in the records for several reasons," PEER's legal counsel, Laura Dumais, told the Traveler. "First, Jon Jarvis and NPS leadership are…

NATIVE TO ARIZONA OR NOT - GROUPS CLASH OVER GRAND CANYON BISON HERD

From: The Arizona Republic

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a Washington-based watchdog group, was more critical. “We think it’s a political document masquerading…

AMODEI, HARDY WANT BLM APPROVAL FOR OFF-ROAD RACE THROUGH NATIONAL MONUMENT

From: Las Vegas Review-Journal

"The Washington, D.C.-based group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has criticized BLM’s environmental review and accused the agency of…

FEDERAL PARKS NOW HOME TO PRIVATE PROFITEERS

From: WHAV 97.9

"To help battle this land grab, connect with the feisty, principled group of park rangers and others in Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility: www.peer.org."

FRICTION IN THE FOREST

From: Albuquerque Journal

"In 1997, ranchers in Reserve threatened to kill Forest Service employees for trying to enforce grazing restrictions, and, in 1996, a bomb was found on the…

CONSTITUTIONAL SHERIFFS - THE LATEST EXTREME RIGHT-WING POX ON OUR REPUBLIC

From: Alternet

"The spread of this ideology has consequences. The number of threats and assaults against the BLM rose from 15 incidents in 2014 to 28 in 2015, according to Public Employees…

DNR MUST SUBMIT PAVILION PLANS TO NPS BEFORE WORK RESUMES

From: Chesterton Tribune

"The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) program officers at the Midwest Regional Office of the National Park Service apparently see no necessary reason…

NATIONAL PARKS ARE MANAGED IN VERY INCONSISTENT WAYS...OR ARE THEY?

From: National Parks Traveler

"“This episode illustrates how corporate donations can affect the way parks operate and for whose benefit,” Mr. Ruch said in June. “This is not philanthropy;…

LAWSUIT CHARGING USDA CENSORSHIP DISMISSED

From: Capital Press

"Last year, the non-profit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, filed a complaint claiming that USDA’s “scientific integrity policy” unconstitutionally…