Press Clips

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


AMERICAS BEST IDEA IS ROTTING FROM THE TOP

From: San Francisco Examiner

"“We view the Park Service as an agency that’s rotting from the head,” Jeff Ruch, from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a watchdog group…

MAJOR PARKS RUDDERLESS WITH OUTDATED MANAGEMENT PLANS

From: Greenwire

"At issue is a report by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, that found most major park units are violating the National Parks and Recreation…

RULE WILL LET TRIBES GATHER PLANTS IN NATIONAL PARKS

From: E & E News

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility fought the proposal. Citing internal documents, the watchdog said the draft rule had no clear scientific basis and…

SMMUSD SETTING ASIDE ANOTHER $1.5 MILLION IN LEGAL FEES

From: Santa Monica Daily Press

"The plaintiffs, America Unites for Kids and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and the district were expected to file post-trial papers…

NORTH RIM BISON CLASSIFIED AS NATIVE WILDLIFE, NPS SEEKING MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

From: Grand Canyon News

""This plan would turn Grand Canyon into a game farm managed for the benefit of Arizona Game and Fish," said Jeff Ruch, executive director of PEER, in a press…

DEMOCRAT SAYS KEN CALVERT SWAYED BY CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS BY BOTTLED WATER GROUP

From: The Press Enterprise

"A study by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility showed that in most parks surveyed, disposable water bottles are the single largest source of…

WELCOME TO YOSEMITE, SPONSORED BY NIKE

From: Missourian

"We go to national parks to escape the commercialism of modern life. Nothing is more spectacular than enjoying the beauty of a waterfall or the sunset over the mountains,…

SUBARU GIVEN ACCESS TO FILM COMMERCIALS IN SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK DURING PEAK FOLIAGE SEASON

From: National Parks Traveler

"...officials at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which obtained documents tracking the approval process for the Subaru commercials,…

WATCHDOG BASHES NPS FOR ALLOWING SUBARU DRONE IN SHENANDOAH

From: Greenwire

""Closing public access to national park facilities to give corporate donors exclusive access is not part of America's best idea," said Jeff Ruch, the executive director…

SUBARU SPOT CLOSED SKYLINE DRIVE PARK PROMOTION OR CORPORATE COMMERCIALIS

From: Washington Post

"Nonetheless, the ads are a “blatant example of commercialism” in national parks, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which…