Press Clips

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


FISH FARMERS GRIM AS US FREEZES CORMORANT KILLING PERMITS

From: Arkansas Online

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, has said the group has no objection to Form 37 applications but cautioned…

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SAY BANQUET CENTER AT BEACH WOULD CONSTITUTE PUBLIC TO PRIVATE CONVERSION

From: Chesterton Tribune

"The proposed banquet center at Indiana Dunes State Park beach would constitute a conversion of public recreational land under the Land and Water Conservation…

KLAMATH IRRIGATORS' ILLEGAL PIGGY BANK BROKEN UP

From: Sonoran News

"“Basically, the Bureau of Reclamation became an illicit ATM for favored special interests,” stated PEER Senior Counsel Paula Dinerstein, noting that these illegal…

NOISE TRASH AND YELLOWSTONE

From: Idaho Mountain Express

"The map is an analysis of coverage areas of cell service providers by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The map shows that the National…

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION WASTED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN KLAMATH BASIN

From: The Siskiyou Daily News

"Two federal agencies are at odds over the expenditure of millions of dollars in the Klamath Basin, according to an audit report recently released by the…

KLAMATH BASIN AT CENTER OF DISPUTE WITHIN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

From: The Register-Guard

"A watchdog arm of the U.S. Department of the Interior says the Bureau of Reclamation lacked the authority to enter into an agreement with the Klamath Water…

KLAMATH NONPROFIT SPENDING 'A WASTE OF FUNDS'

From: Greenwire

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which represented whistleblower Reclamation biologists Todd Pederson and Keith Schultz in their allegations…

KLAMATH IRRIGATORS SHOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN $32M FROM FEDERAL AGENCY: REPORT

From: OPB

"“In order for the federal government to give money to an outside agency such as KWAPA, there has to be a specific law authorizing them to give that money,” said attorney…

CONTRACTORS BENEFITED MOST FROM PROGRAM TO HELP FISH AND FARMERS, AGENCY SAYS

From: The Sacramento Bee

"“It was almost like (they were) using these funds as their own cookie jar,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility."

'LEAKED REPORT' RAISES IRE OF WATER USERS

From: Herald & News

"The Public Employees Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed the whistleblower disclosure in February 2015 on behalf of Todd Pederson, a BOR natural resource…