Press Clips

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


ATTACKS ON FISHERIES OBSERVERS MORE THAN DOUBLE

From: The Cordova Times

Officials of the Association for Professional Observers and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility say attacks against independent monitors of U.S.…

PETROGLYPH MONUMENT TOUGHENS ENFORCEMENT

From: KUNM

Stronger enforcement and tougher fines are coming for people caught breaking the rules in one of New Mexico's most popular attractions -- Petroglyph National Monument. The…

CHIEFTAIN: OBAMA DEALS PRESS FREEDOM A SETBACK

From: Wallowa.com

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

LAWSUIT AIMS TO SHUT DOWN ‘OPEN RIDING’ AT OCOTILLO WELLS OFF-ROAD PARK

From: CBS 8

""That General Plan update, promised since 2007, never seems to get done. We will not sit back and wait until the park is totally bereft of plants, wildlife and cultural…

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…