Press Clips

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


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…

WATCHDOG DEMANDS PROBE OF US FOREST SERVICE'S TRAIL OF TEARS DESECRATION

From: District Sentinel

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed a complaint with the Department of Agriculture’s Secretary and Inspector General, calling for…

CHROMIUM 6 FOUND AT ELEVATED LEVELS IN WATER OF 200 MILLION AMERICANS

From: Newsweek

"Bill Wolfe, with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a group that protects government whistleblowers, says the EPA is “absolutely not” doing its job to…

TRAIL OF TEARS DEFACED BY FOREST SERVICE

From: Stories In The News

"The U.S. Forest Service tore up a section of the Trail of Tears Historic Trail but, despite apologizing to tribes who regard the land as sacred, has not held…

DOCUMENTS DETAIL GOVERNMENT DAMAGE OF TRAIL OF TEARS

From: Southeast Missourian

"When the Forest Service dug up portions of the trail on the edge of the Cherokee National Forest in March and June 2014, it didn't own the land, although…