Press Clips

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


PEER CRITICIZES NPS OVER HIGH VISITATION NUMBERS, CALLS FOR VISITOR CAPS

From: Yellowstone Insider

"PEER says in their review that the National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 mandates visitor carrying capacities to be established in all national parks,…

FEDS EXTEND COMMENT PERIOD ON NEVADA RACE THROUGH MONUMENT

From: Yuma Sun

""The agency's consideration of public comments is a fraud, merely a required pretense," said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,…

JARVIS TO STAY ON; DEPUTY DIRECTOR TO RETIRE

From: Greenwire

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility announced the retirement of Deputy Director Peggy O'Dell and several NPS moves in a press release, citing what it…

PEER: NATIONAL PARKS IGNORING LAWS ADDRESSING PLANNING, OVERCROWDING

From: Missoulian

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says its review of 108 of the 411 units the NPS administers – including all 59 of America’s national parks – reveals…

TRADITION SHAPES AGENCY'S ODD APPROACH TO CRIME SOLVING

From: E & E

"PEER criticized NPS last year for focusing on increasing visitation while ignoring the possibility that it might "outstrip the capacity" of protection rangers. Superintendents,…

NATIONAL PARKS PUNT ON OVERCROWDING

From: Sonoran News

"As record-breaking visitation chokes popular national parks this summer, long-time statutory protections against overcrowding have fallen into disuse, according…

GUEST OPINION: KEEP BISON RANGE UNDER PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

From: Billings Gazette

"Those undisclosed talks with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes in Montana have never been revealed to the general public by that agency. When an agency,…

US AUDITORS FIND PROBLEMS AT CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE

From: Florida Today

"“I think there’s a sense in a lot of parks that they are sort of in a rule-free zone, and they can do whatever they want,” Jeff Ruch, executive director of the…

JUDGE TOSSES WATCHDOG'S CENSORSHIP LAWSUIT

From: E & E News

"The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a lawsuit brought by the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility that challenged…

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: CROWDED PARKS LACK PLANS TO LIMIT THE CRUSH OF VISITORS

From: Greenwire

"...the managers of Acadia National Park, like the leaders of many of the most popular sites in the national park system, haven't set limits on park visitation levels…