Press Clips

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


ARTIFICIAL TURF REGULATION BASED ON INDUSTRY-SUPPLIED DATA, ALLEGES GROUP

From: KCET

"The findings from the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility come just months after it filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. PEER…

COMMENTARY: GROUP URGES USDA TO INVESTIGATE SCIENTIST CENSORSHIP

From: Ag Professional

"In March, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, filed a citizen petition requesting that the U.S. Department of Agriculture adopt new…

GREEN GROUPS WORRIED USDA SCIENTISTS AREN'T OFFERED ENOUGH PROTECTION

From: Farm Futures

"Groups cite reports of a legal petition filed in March by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility advocacy group that "claims some scientists working…

SUPPRESSING SCIENCE FOR MONSANTO? GROUPS DEMAND INVESTIGATION OF USDA

From: eNews Park Forest

"The letter follows a petition filed in March by the advocacy organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) charging that "USDA scientists…

INYO COUNTY OFF-ROAD PLAN SCALED WAY BACK

From: KCET

"The plaintiffs in February's suit, the Center for Biological Diversity and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), argued that many of the routes in the…

NATIONAL PARKS CHANGE POLICY, ENTER AGREEMENT WITH BEER COMPANY

From: WSB-TV Atlanta

"“Rather than celebrating the parks, we think it's denigrating the parks. It’s almost like America’s best idea has lost its way,” said Jeff Ruch with Public Employees…

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…