Press Clips

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


EPA OIG FINDS IMPROPERLY MANAGED RECORDS AT REGIONAL OFFICE

From: Federal Times

"An investigation within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found files from open and closed lead cases were thrown into a recycling bin, according to a report…

CELL COVERAGE EXPANDED AT YELLOWSTONE

From: Rivet Radio

"Advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility released cell phone coverage maps obtained under a public records request.Opponents of park development…

CONGRESSMAN PAUL GOSAR: DOING MORE WITH LESS AT THE NATION'S REFUGES

From: Havasu News

"This self-proclaimed public employee advocacy group has a clear bias towards increasing the number of public employees and growing their ranks. Furthermore, PEER…

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS RAMPANT AT NATIONAL PARKS AND OFFICIALS DID NOTHING ABOUT IT, EMPLOYEES SAY

From: Buzzfeed News

"Jeff Ruch — executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Protection, which has criticized the NPS over alleged misconduct — told BuzzFeed News the Grand…

THE FIX TO OUR WATER CRISIS IS COMPLICATED BUT DOABLE

From: Fort Myers Florida Weekly

"Florida’s hydrological wonder, the vast water system stretching 200 miles south from the Chain-of-Lakes near Orlando to Florida Bay, is in dangerous…

A LOOK AT GOLD BUTTE NEVADA TWO YEARS AFTER THE BUNDY STANDOFF

From: High Country News

"Nationwide, threats against BLM employees shot up 87 percent during 2015, and by 60 percent against U.S. Fish and Wildlife employees, according to a report…

EPA OFFICIALS 'VERBALLY COUNSELLED' FOR TOSSING AWAY GOV'T DOCUMENTS

From: The Daily Caller

"The IG investigation, which was obtained by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), arose from a whistleblower in EPA’s Atlanta Regional…

CELLPHONES SPILL INTO YELLOWSTONE'S WILD DESPITE PARK PLAN

From: The Tribune

""The ability to disconnect, the serenity value of that, is a park resource that they've given away without a thought," said Jeff Ruch, PEER's executive director.…

IG UNCOVERS AGENCY TOSSING CASE FILES

From: Greenwire

"Laura Dumais, staff counsel for PEER, obtained the IG report under the Freedom of Information Act. In a statement, she said EPA was failing to protect public health."

THE RECORD: PARK MAINTENANCE

From: NorthJersey.com

"he success of the referendum measure was not surprising. New Jersey voters traditionally have supported initiatives to buy and preserve land on all levels of…