Press Clips

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


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…

EDITORIAL: WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF?

From: Daily Astorian

"But is may equally be a matter of the Interior Department attempting to minimize concerns about global warming at a time when BOEM officials were wrapped up in…

SCIENTIST SETTLES LEGAL CASE OVER STUDY OF POLAR BEAR DROWNINGS

From: NBC News

"While Monnett returned to work, his prior research portfolio, which was focused on Arctic issues, had been reassigned, said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the watchdog…

ARCTIC SCIENTIST IN GLOBAL WARMING ROW RETIRES AS PART OF SETTLEMENT WITH GOVERNMENT

From: FOX News

"While Monnett returned to work, his prior research portfolio, which was focused on Arctic issues, had been reassigned, said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the watchdog…

CONTROVERSIAL CLASH BETWEEN ARCTIC SCIENTIST AND FEDERAL AGENCY ENDS IN SETTLEMENT, SPLIT

From: Alaska DispatchNPR

"The letter of reprimand, issued in Sept. 2012, gave Monnett and his attorney, Jeffrey Ruch of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, something…