Press Clips

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


THE BIG FREEZE: WHAT TRUMP'S HIRING SUSPENSION MEANS FOR PUBLIC LANDS

From: Men's Journal

"According to a PEER survey, the BLM, part of the Department of Interior, cannot even keep pace with its current permit responsibilities."

Read More … | Jan 27, 2017 | Tags: BLM, DOI, EPA, NWR, Trump

SNARKY TWITTER ACTIVISTS, FEARFUL FEDS WAGE WAR ON TRUMP

From: Greenwire

"Feeling under fire from the new administration, federal workers, greens and former Obama officials are mounting their opposition movement using social media, leaks…

TRUMP'S HIRING FREEZE WILL DEVASTATE OUR NATIONAL PARKS

From: Motherboard

"“The Parks Service workforce is lower than it’s been in 20 years, but every measure of workload is significantly higher than it’s been in years,” Jeff Ruch, executive…

CAN TRUMP EVEN BUILD THE DAPL DURING A HIRING FREEZE?

From: Motherboard

"“A central plank of Trump’s energy plan is expanding energy from federal lands. But agencies that manage these lands are shrinking even as workloads expand. There…

FEDERAL HIRING FREEZE COULD AFFECT HUNDREDS OF JOBS IN NEW MEXICO

From: Santa Fe New Mexican

"“This freeze means that the thin green line protecting America’s natural resources will get thinner and, in some places, it will snap,” Jeff Ruch, director…

FEDERAL HIRING FREEZE HITS WESTERN LAND AGENCIES

From: High Country News

" A recent survey from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility showed that staffers at the Bureau of Land Management, where oil and gas exploration…

SCIENTISTS ARE TAKING THEIR FIGHT AGAINST TRUMP'S CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL TO THE STREETS OF DC

From: Fusion

"“From what we can tell, the cloud of Mordor is descending across the federal service,” Jeff Ruch, executive director for the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility"

TRUMP'S SILENCING OF SCIENCE AGENCIES RESEMBLES 'HOSTILE TAKEOVER'

From: Vocativ

"“This is a much more intense disruption of federal services that has all the earmarks of a hostile takeover,” said Jeff Ruch, the longtime director of Public Employees…

PRESIDENT TRUMP SILENCES FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

From: Environment News Service

"“Many voted for Trump in hopes he would bring business acumen to this very big job,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director with the nonprofit Public Employees…

TRUMP CRACKED DOWN ON ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCIES, AND THE INTERNET FOUGHT BACK

From: Boston Globe

"The fear, said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, is that “scientific and technical material will be screened, altered…