Press Clips

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


AN INDIVIDUAL SUES US AGENCY OVER ALLEGED VIOLATION OF THE PRIVACY ACT

From: Legal News Line

"The plaintiff seeks permanent injunction, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Laura Dumais with Public Employees…

NONPROFIT BLASTS FLORIDA DRINKING WATER ENFORCEMENT

From: Florida Today

"In its report, entitled “Don’t Drink the Water – Collapse of Florida’s Safe Drinking Water Enforcement Program,” PEER examined data from the Florida Department…

BLM APPROVES OFF ROAD RACE

From: Nevada Appeal

"“This desert race episode shows BLM at its worst — misdirected, duplicitous and downright sleazy,” said Jeff Ruch. “It is disturbing that BLM lavished such a large…

SPEED BUMP IN THE RACE FROM VEGAS TO RENO

From: Elko Daily Free Press

"“These restrictions are a backhanded acknowledgment that an off-road race is an utterly inappropriate use of the monument,” said PEER’s executive director,…

EFFIGY MOUNDS 'WEAKNESSES' LIKELY AT OTHER SITES TOO

From: Greenwire

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, characterized the report as a "bucket of mush.""

Read More … | Aug 15, 2016 | Tags: Iowa, NPS

LEGISLATURE TO AUDIT FUNDING OF JERRY BROWN'S DELTA TUNNELS

From: Oakland Magazine

"Opponents of Gov. Jerry Brown’s delta water tunnels plan scored a victory this week when the state’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee voted to conduct an audit…

FEDS GIVE GREEN LIGHT TO DESERT RACE THROUGH NEVADA MONUMENT

From: Las Vegas Sun

"Jeff Ruch, the group's executive director, was not impressed by the mitigation measures adopted for the race, which he says has no business passing through the…

PEER SAYS NATIONAL PARK SERVICE WHITEWASHED PROBLEMS AT EFFIGY MOUNDS NATIONAL MONUMENT

From: National Parks Traveler

"Charging that the National Park Service "circled the wagons" in assessing how a former superintendent of Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa was able…

OFF-ROAD DRIVERS GET OK TO RACE THROUGH BASIN AND RANGE NATIONAL MONUMENT IN NEVADA

From: Las Vegas Review-Journal

"Much of the criticism came from the Washington, D.C.-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which accused the BLM of rubber-stamping…

FEDS EYE COMPROMISE ON DESERT OFF-ROAD RACE IN NEVADA

From: The Daily Progress

"The Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has criticized the BLM's environmental review and accused the agency…