Press Clips

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


HOW THE FEDS CAN PEACEFULLY RESOLVE THE ARMED STANDOFF IN BURNS, OR

From: Newsweek

"“If there was a standoff like this that was ISIS-inspired, they would have sent in the troops,” says Jeff Ruch, the executive director of the Public Employees…

IDAHO THREE PERCENT REJECTS OREGON OCCUPATION

From: Idaho Statesman

"The failure to file any charges in 2014 has emboldened anti-government threats, Ruch said. “Certainly, if these guys were Muslim they would be treated differently,”…

WHAT IN TARNATION IS GOING ON WITH ALL THESE ANGRY RANCHERS?

From: Slate

"What in tarnation is going on out there in the West?

The immediate answer to that question is that a group of armed protesters—which…

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP SAYS 2015 DEADLIEST YEAR FOR PANTHERS

From: Associated Press

"The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said Wednesday that 41 Florida panthers died in the wild in 2015, exceeding last year's previous…

JUDGE ALLOWS USDA WHISTLEBLOWER'S CLAIM TO MOVE FORWARD

From: Truth in Media

"'We were very pleased to receive Judge Miller’s ruling, as we feel Dr. Jonathan Lundgren has a very strong case,' said Laura Dumais, an attorney at Public…

THE WHISTLEBLOWER WHO WON'T GO AWAY

From: Government Executive

"Warning of a collapse of “civilization,” he then blasted his onetime allies in the “so-called good government/watchdog groups,” mentioning the Government…

US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY OVERSEER SAYS CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD MUST IMPROVE EMPLOYEE MORALE

From: HazardEx

"But Jeff Ruch, executive director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) watchdog group, was critical of the EPA report."

JUDGE ALLOWS USDA PESTICIDE RESEARCHER'S WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIM TO MOVE FORWARD

From: RT

"'We were very pleased to receive Judge Miller’s ruling, as we feel Dr. Jonathan Lundgren has a very strong case,' said Laura Dumais, an attorney at Public Employees…

USDA SCIENTIST WHO FILED WHISTLEBLOWER COMPLAINT TO TALK SETTLEMENT WITH ARS

From: Agri-Pulse

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which is representing Lundgren, said in a filing with MSPB that the Agricultural Research Service (ARS),…

USDA WHISTLEBLOWER'S CASE WILL BE HEARD

From: Greenwire

"Miller also ordered a status conference by telephone to discuss the dispute with Lundgren; his representative Laura Dumais, an attorney with Public Employees…