Press Clips

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


PUBLIC EMPLOYEES SUE OVER ‘POLITICAL DEALS’ BEHIND WOLF DELISTING

From: Environment News Service

"WASHINGTON, DC, May 22, 2013 (ENS) – The Obama Administration’s plan to remove the gray wolf from the protections of the Endangered Species Act, as detailed…

FEDERAL AGENCIES SPENDING THOUSANDS ON EMPLOYEE TRAVEL WHILE CUTTING LOCAL PARK SERVICES

From: WSBTV

"Spending $12 million to celebrate the centennial while laying off thousands of people sends a disastrous mixed signals," said Jeff Ruch with Public Employees for Environmental…

CALIFORNIA PARKS WHISTLEBLOWER SAYS HE WAS IGNORED

From: CBS Sacramento

In recent days, two groups have filed a lawsuit. They say parks officials are not protecting more than 1,200 archaeological sites at Ocotillo Wells from off-roaders....

OBAMA'S EPA MAKES A RAD DECISION

From: Forbes

"“This is public health policy only Dr. Strangelove could embrace,” cried Jeff Ruch, Executive Director for the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.…

BULLS ISLAND RECREATION AREA REMAINS CLOSED TO CAMPING FOR 2013 SEASON

From: Lehigh Valley

"The creator, former New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection employee Bill Wolfe, hope to have 50,000 signatures before submitting the petition to the…

STATE PARKS WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE AT OCOTILLO WELLS

From: CBS 8

"OCOTILLO WELLS, Calif. (CBS 8) A California State Parks employee is blowing the whistle on what he calls widespread environmental damage at Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular…

CONGRESSMEN DEMAND END TO EPA'S IRS-LIKE BIAS AGAINST CONSERVATIVE, STATE/LOCAL FOIA REQUESTORS

From: The Washington Examiner

"Fee waiver requests from conservative groups that favor limited government programs, however, were rejected by EPA officials by virtually the same percentage.…

POLITICAL MACHINE TRUMPS FREE PRESS

From: The Daily Astorian

"Examples are rife. They include efforts to suppress off-agenda messages about climate change and other matters well documented by Public Employees for Environmental…

NEW PARK SERVICE POLICY AUTHORIZES FIXED ANCHORS IN WILDERNESS

From: Outside Online

"The allowance of fixed anchors for climbing is just one of many management subjects covered in the Director's Order, and public lands advocacy group Public Employees…

DEP SECRETARY HERSCHEL VINYARD CLEARED OF EPA VIOLATIONS THANKS TO STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

From: Broward Palm Beach New Times

"For Jerry Phillips, director of the Florida chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the outcome wasn't too much of a surprise.…