Press Clips

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


NEW RULE COULD GIVE MOUNTAIN BIKERS MORE ACCESS TO NATIONAL PARKS, RAINIER NOT LIKELY TO BE IMPACTED

From: The News Tribune
The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility issued a statement Friday denouncing the new rule, which goes into effect Aug. 5. “Make no mistake, this is a…

MAKING WAY FOR MORE BIKES IN NATIONAL PARKS

From: The New York Times
But Jeff Ruch, the director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, argues that the new rule poses a threat to backcountry areas that might some day be…

YOU CAN'T SEE THE FOREST FOR THE LAWYERS

From: NJ.com
Let me first state that I agree with environmental activist Bill Wolfe when he argues that the state Department of Environmental Protection should drop its plans to cut down all…

AMBITIOUS PROGRGAM TO REDUCE DIESEL POLLUTION RACKS UP ONE RETROFIT

From: NJ Spotlight
A much-touted pilot program to reduce harmful pollution from off-road construction vehicles only has retrofitted one of hundreds of pieces of equipment targeted for upgrades,…

LAWSUIT FORCES STATE TO FOLLOW ENVIRONMENTAL RULES AT CARNEGIE

From: The Independent
A lawsuit has forced the State of California to abide by its own environmental rules at Carnegie Off Highway Vehicle Park .... The suit was filed in 2009 by two activist…

UNDER CAROLYN LERNER, SPECIAL COUNSEL OFFICE IS DOING ITS JOB NOW, OBSERVERS SAY

From: Washington Post
Jeff Ruch, executive director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility: “She and her staff have begun to turn a moribund, listing battleship onto a course…

GROUP SEEKS PROTECTION FOR PETROGLYPH MONUMENT

From: KRQE
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a national group with offices in the Southwest, is calling on the city to allocate more resources to the areas of the monument…

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP CALLS ON ALBUQUERQUE TO STEP UP PROTECTION OF PETROGLYPH NATIONAL MONUMENT

From: The Republic
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a national group with offices in the Southwest, is calling on the city to allocate more resources to the areas of the monument…

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION GETTING WEAKER UNDER RICK SCOTT

From: New Times Broward-Palm Beach
In 2011, there was a 28 percent drop in enforcement cases handled by the DEP, while pollution penalty assessments dropped by 29 percent, according to a report…

ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION: FLA. NEEDS POLLUTION PROTECTION

From: The Ledger
In a June 19 report, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said its analysis shows that Scott accomplished his regulation-reduction goal. “Basic enforcement of…