Press Clips

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


SPECIES PROTECTION IS AMERICAN SUCCESS STORY

From: Arizona Daily Star

"The Endangered Species Act turns 40 this year and many Americans are thankful this law is around. No other law has done more to save America’s most vulnerable…

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN COULD COST STATE MILLIONS AS NATIONAL PARKS CLOSE

From: Cronkite News

"As for the environmental effects of a shutdown, closing the country’s national parks might actually be a good thing, said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public…

CARE FOR SOME NATIONAL PARK VINO?

From: The Washington Post

"Park Service Director Jon Jarvis last year agreed to waive the rules barring collaborations between the National Park Foundation — the fundraising arm of…

NATIONAL REFUGES SHOULD BE FREE FROM CHEMICAL HARM

From: Fourth Estate

"Several environmental advocacy groups have filed a federal lawsuit to halt the use of pesticides and genetically-engineered crops on U.S. national wildlife refuges,…

RISK REPORT FOR OCONEE NUCLEAR STATION UNDER REVIEW

From: Greenville Online

"ROCKVILLE, MD. — Federal regulators will decide next year if Duke Energy has put together an adequate plan to protect Oconee Nuclear Station from flooding…

OUR VIEW: SOUTH COAST RAIL GETS ANOTHER PUSH

From: The Herald News

"After the legislative defeat of Gov. Deval Patrick’s $800 million transportation financing bond that looked like the best shot at funding the $1.8 billion South…

NATIONAL PARK VISITORS LEAVE ROADKILL IN THEIR WAKE

From: Visalia Times Delta

"The wildlife is being sacrificed in order to be viewed,” says Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which researched…

ACTIVISTS SAY STOUGHTON COMMUTER RAIL ROUTE WOULD BE ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

From: Patriot Ledger

"North Easton’s Kyla Bennett, director of the the New England office of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said that a commuter rail train…

REPORT: S.C. NUCLEAR REACTORS AT RISK FROM DAM FAILURE

From: The Post and Courier

"The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility released documents Monday that it had received from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, including a…

RAIN RESULTS IN POLLUTION: LAKE OKEECHOBEE RISING

From: The Ledger

"The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility report says that after Scott named former shipyard attorney Herschel Vinyard to head the Department of Environmental…