Press Clips

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


HARASSMENT RESPONSE A MIXED BAG AT GRAND CANYON

From: Arizona Sun

"“This does not appear to be a leadership that is going to be concerned about either sexual harassment or employee discrimination or even workplace morale,” Jeff Ruch,…

GOVERNMENT INSIDERS: SHARE TIPS WITH THE OREGONIAN / OREGON LIVE, SECURELY

From: Oregon Live

"Politico quoted Jeff Ruch, executive director of the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility: "From what we can tell, the cloud of Mordor…

'ROGUE' GOVERNMENT TWITTER ACCOUNTS SHOULD VERIFY THEMSELVES

From: Motherboard

"The third party could be a journalist, but it doesn’t have to be. It could be the Electronic Frontier Foundation, or the American Civil Liberties Union. It could…

TRUMP 'GAG ORDER' REPORTS MAKE FOR AWKWARD FIRST IMPRESSION

From: Bloomberg

"The Trump administration approach is very similar to actions under the George W. Bush administration to suppress or rewrite documents deemed contrary to the administration’s…

TRUMP WHITE HOUSE FREEZES INFORMATION COMING OUT OF FEDERAL AGENCIES, REPORTS SAY

From: Dallas News

""There appears to be a level of disruption of agency operations that we haven't seen" since at least the Reagan administration, Ruch told The Dallas Morning News.…

PEER CONTENDS TRUMP DECISION HAMSTRUNG THE PROMISE

From: The Cordova Times

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says that President Trump’s decision to impose a federal hiring freeze will impede increasing energy production…

HIRING FREEZE HAMPERS AGENCIES

From: The Daily Sentinel

"In a news release, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility criticized the hiring freeze for the uncertainty it has created when it comes to seasonal…

EPA CONTRACT FREEZE, MEDIA BLACKOUT LEAVES STATES CONFUSED

From: Philadelphia Tribune

"The executive director for the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Jeff Ruch, said the Trump orders go beyond what has occurred…

TRUMP SPARKS FEARS OF WAR ON SCIENCE

From: The Hill

"“We asked some environmental employees and one said, 'We're in the clown car to crazy town,'" said Jeff Ruch, the executive director of the group Public Employees for…

SCIENTISTS BRACING FOR BATTLES WITH TRUMP OVER CLIMATE CHANGE

From: Yahoo News

""We asked some environmental employees and one said, 'We're in the clown car to crazy town,'" said Jeff Ruch, the executive director of the group Public Employees…