Press Clips

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


MOUNTAIN BIKES: A TROJAN HORSE IN THE NATIONAL PARKS

From: Counterpunch

"America is already seeing failures resulting from managements abdication of legal and moral, social and environmental obligations. In Big Bend National Park, for…

'CONFUSION AT EVERY LEVEL' OF THE PARK SERVICE

From: Washington Post

"“This new report epitomizes what is wrong with the current Park Service leadership, which never takes direct responsibility for screw-ups no matter how flagrant…

PARK SERVICE PUSH FOR CENTENNIAL VISITORS WORRIES ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

From: Arizona Daily Sun

"“The Park Service’s current posture seems to be that there can’t be enough visitation,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental…

DEP ENFORCEMENT LAGGING, GROUP CLAIMS

From: Polk Outdoors

"Enforcement by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection has declined significantly since Gov. Rick Scott took office, according to a report released this…

WATCHDOG SAYS FLORIDA FAILS TO WARN RESIDENTS ABOUT UNSAFE DRINKING WATER

From: Courthouse News Service

"The Florida chapter of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) issued two damning reports drawn from information from the state's…

AN INDIVIDUAL SUES US AGENCY OVER ALLEGED VIOLATION OF THE PRIVACY ACT

From: Legal News Line

"The plaintiff seeks permanent injunction, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Laura Dumais with Public Employees…

NONPROFIT BLASTS FLORIDA DRINKING WATER ENFORCEMENT

From: Florida Today

"In its report, entitled “Don’t Drink the Water – Collapse of Florida’s Safe Drinking Water Enforcement Program,” PEER examined data from the Florida Department…

BLM APPROVES OFF ROAD RACE

From: Nevada Appeal

"“This desert race episode shows BLM at its worst — misdirected, duplicitous and downright sleazy,” said Jeff Ruch. “It is disturbing that BLM lavished such a large…

SPEED BUMP IN THE RACE FROM VEGAS TO RENO

From: Elko Daily Free Press

"“These restrictions are a backhanded acknowledgment that an off-road race is an utterly inappropriate use of the monument,” said PEER’s executive director,…

EFFIGY MOUNDS 'WEAKNESSES' LIKELY AT OTHER SITES TOO

From: Greenwire

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, characterized the report as a "bucket of mush.""

Read More … | Aug 15, 2016 | Tags: Iowa, NPS