Press Clips

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


SHOULD NATIONAL PARKS BAN CELL PHONES?

From: Men's Journal

"Similarly, there have been rumors from the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility that a $34 million fiber-optic network could soon run through Yellowstone…

TOO MANY RETIREMENTS IMPACTING NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LAW ENFORCEMENT RANKS

From: National Parks Traveler

"Officials at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility raised the issue of declining L.E. ranger ranks late last month, pointing out that Park…

NATIONAL MONUMENTS: NPS ACCUSED OF HIDING SCATHING REPORT ON INDIAN MOUND BLUNDERS

From: E & E

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility today released a "Serious Mismanagement Report" blasting Park Service officials for ignoring warnings from staff and moving…

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BURIES REPORT ON EFFIGY MOUNDS SCANDAL

From: ABC News

""They're trying to avoid accountability, which goes all the way to the director. That's why this report 'doesn't exist'," said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public…

NATIONAL PARKS LOSING RANGERS JUST WHEN THEY'RE NEEDED THE MOST

From: takepart

"The number of full-time rangers dropped 14 percent from 2005 to 2014, according to figures released this week from watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental…

CSB EXTENDS OFFICIALS SUSPENSION

From: BNA

"Two top Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board officials will remain on administrative leave until at least mid-September, according to documents obtained by the…

CONTROVERSIAL BOARD OFFICIALS GET EXTENDED LEAVE

From: E & E

"Two top U.S. Chemical Safety Board officials will remain on administrative leave for an additional 45 days as the agency investigates their conduct, according to documents…

SENATE PANEL CLEARS TWO FOR TROUBLED CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD

From: Government Executive

"Two of its key staffers, General Counsel Richard Loeb and Managing Director Daniel Horowitz, learned this week that their administrative leave has been extended,…

FEDERAL AGENCIES IGNORE ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RISKS FOR MILLIONS OF PRISONERS

From: Truthout

""At EPA, environmental justice has devolved into aspirational window dressing," said Jeff Ruch, director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. "EPA's…

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SAYS RANGER RANKS ON DECLINE

From: National Parks Traveler

"With the National Park Service's centennial 13 months off, the ranks of rangers patroling the parks and providing interpretive programs are on the decline,…