Press Clips

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


WHY IS BUDWEISER ALLOWED TO PARTNER WITH NATIONAL PARK SERVICE DESPITE ANTI-ALCOHOL ADVERTISING POLICY?

From: AllGov

"The deal was approved via a memo (pdf) in January that was obtained by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). It’s a two-year, $2.5 million campaign…

NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH ANHEUSER-BUSCH

From: Outside Online

"“This is yet another example of the park service’s willingness to change its management to accommodate corporate sponsors,” Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public…

NATIONAL PARKS INK $2.5 MILLION MARKETING PACT WITH ANHEUSER-BUSCH

From: Denver Post

""This deal isn't a slippery slope. It's a bungy jump," Ruch said of the Budweiser agreement. "This not a modest, limited step.""

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FIRED NATIONAL PARK SERVICE OFFICIAL SAYS SHES A SCAPEGOAT

From: Seattle P-I

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said the park service's decision to allow Ewing to transfer…

USDA COMMENTS TO EPA ON NEONICOTINOID BENEFITS REVEAL USDA'S FLAGRANT PRO-PESTICIDE BIAS

From: eNews Park Forest

"USDA’s comments are consistent with the disturbing pattern of ignoring the harms of agricultural technologies and suppressing scientists within the agency who…

MORE TECH UPGRADES APPROVED BY SMMUSD BOARD

From: Santa Monica Daily Press

"In a closed session before the board’s April 16 meeting, members were slated to discuss with legal counsel a lawsuit filed by American Unites (formerly…

CPSC NO LONGER STANDS BY SAFETY OF ARTIFICIAL TURF

From: WSB-TV Atlanta

"Jeff Ruch, an attorney for the nonprofit organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, has been pushing the federal agency to further investigate…

PARK SERVICE WAIVES ALCOHOL BAN FOR BUDWEISER PROMOTION

From: The Hill

"The Park Service is entering the two-year agreement to attract millennials to parks and raise millions for the National Park Foundation, the agency’s private-sector…

NATURE CAUGHT IN THE CROSSHAIRS AT OREGON MILITIA STANDOFF

From: Good

"The government has been slow to respond to FOIA requests by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. What documents they have obtained indicate the BLM hasn’t…

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LIFTS ALCOHOL BAN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BUDWEISER BEER COMPANY ANHEUSER- BUSCH

From: Starcasm

"PEER (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility) Executive Director Jeff Ruch is not a fan of the deal. “If the Park Service thinks its path to ‘relevancy’ runs…