Press Clips

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


EDITORIAL - WHO WILL MAINTAIN THE PARK SERVICE

From: The Daily Astorian

"Are America’s national parks being loved to death? The watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has implicitly asked the question for…

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CONSIDERING SELLING SPONSORSHIPS, NAMING RIGHTS

From: WBALTV

""Under this proposal, you can have logo displays on virtually every park fixture and place. You can't rename the park itself or the visitor's center, but the rooms inside…

GROUPS DECRY EPAS VERY CREEPY RADIOACTIVITY GUIDELINES

From: Greenwire

""This is a very creepy plan rolled out in an especially creepy fashion," said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, in…

YELLOWSTONE AND BEYOND - ARE THE NATIONAL PARKS BEING LOVED TO DEATH?

From: The Christian Science Monitor

"“I think the National Park Service is facing a crisis of conscience and confidence,” says Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for…

RANGE COULD RETURN TO TRIBAL MANAGEMENT

From: Bonner County Daily Bee

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an organization that has in the past opposed tribal management at the refuge and in May filed a lawsuit…

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LEADERSHIP SHAKEN NOT STIRRED

From: Sonoran News

"In the face of a rising chorus urging his firing, National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis has been asked to remain through the end of the Obama term, according…

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…