Press Clips

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


UNPLEASANT LESSONS FROM CASE OF FORMER U.S. PARK POLICE CHIEF

From: The Washington Post

"When she joined the Park Police, she was already retired from an earlier law enforcement job. Her husband also was retired. They had income that wasn’t dependent…

ENVIRONMENTALISTS CONDEMN PIPELINE PLAN AT GALLOWAY HEARING

From: Press of Atlantic City

"GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Dozens of environmental advocates and area residents strongly condemned a draft plan that would allow a 22-mile natural gas pipeline…

FAA REGS RENDER FOREST SERVICE DRONES FLIGHTLESS

From: FCW

"Two drones purchased six years ago by the U.S. Forest Service for $100,000 have yet to be used, according to documents released by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.…

PIPELINE PROS AND CONS TO BE AIRED

From: Asbury Park Press

"But it’s important to look at how past and future emissions totals compare if BL England gets running again as a full-time, base load generating station like…

WEED DRONES: MONTANA FOREST SERVICE'S WEIRDEST IMPULSE BUY EVER

From: Bustle

"At first, their purchase felt 1984-ish, and had a bunch of the liberal organizations in a hissy fit: “The two “unmanned aerial vehicles,’ or drones, may represent the…

DRONES TO DETECT FIRES, NOT POT SMOKERS

From: Outside

"Forest Service officials had intended their SkySeer drones to spare officers the risk of monitoring pot smokers in person (although Jeff Ruch, of the watchdog group…

TWO SIDES TAKE ISSUE ON PIPELINE SAFETY PROGRAM

From: The Cordova Times

"The matter arose when Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said in a statement issued Nov. 14 saying that as more oil and gas pipelines splay…

ENVIRONMENT: ARCTIC SCIENTIST RESIGNS AFTER BATTLING HIS OWN FEDERAL AGENCY OVER TRANSPARENCY AND SCIENTIFIC ETHICS

From: Summit County Citizens Voice

"“His own agency went after him,” said Jeff Ruch, the director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Documentation uncovered by PEER…

FOREST SERVICE BOUGHT DRONES TO KEEP TABS ON POT GROWERS, REALIZED IT COULDN'T ACTUALLY USE THEM

From: Huffington Post

"On Tuesday, the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility released Forest Service documents, obtained via a Freedom of Information Act…

SCIENTIST IN ‘DROWNING POLAR BEAR’ CONTROVERSY CLEARS NAME AND REACHES A SETTLEMENT

From: Red Orbit

"The scientist was eventually allowed to return to work, but work focusing on the Arctic had been reassigned, according to Jeff Ruch, executive director of the advocacy…