News Clips

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


Report: Despite Growing Contamination Crisis, PFAS Chemical Use in U.S. Swells

From: Environmental Working Group

“Between 2012 and 2016, at least 30 new fluorinated chemicals, commonly called PFAS, were produced in significant volumes, according to Environmental…

Halfway Through Trump’s Term, Key Public Lands Agencies Still Lack Leaders

From: Audubon

“More than two years after his inauguration, President Donald Trump has yet to fill the top posts at a trio of federal agencies that together oversee more than 400 million…

Cleanup of PFAS Chemicals in Drinking Water Underway in Wells Near Fort Devens

From: Boston 25 News

“The U.S. Army has committed to cleaning up PFAS chemicals in drinking water in wells near Fort Devens. An environmental group says it all started when a whistleblower…

CSKT Renews Proposal for Ownership of Bison Range

From: Flathead Beacon

“The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes have renewed a proposal to return management of the 18,800-acre National Bison Range to tribal management under a…

Tribes Continue Push for Trust Ownership of Bison Range

From: The Missoulian

“A Wednesday press release announced that the tribes had notified Montana’s congressional delegation and the U.S. Department of the Interior that they would like…

Park's Cell Tower Meeting is Tonight

From: Jackson Hole News & Guide

“The new cell towers would go in at Flagg Ranch, Colter Bay, Jackson Lake Lodge, Signal Mountain, North Jenny Lake, South Jenny Lake, Beaver Creek, Moose…

Grand Teton National Park Pursuing Disputed Cell-Towers

From: Post Register

“Grand Teton National Park in western Wyoming seeks thoughts from the public on plans for a new network of cell towers amid questions about how the National Park…

Interior Doesn’t Have Enough Ethics Staffers, Audit Says

From: Bloomberg

“The GAO report also found that the federal government doesn’t keep a single source of comprehensive, timely, and publicly available data on political appointees. The…

Suppressed Documents Raise New Questions About Arctic Refuge Development, David Bernhardt

From: Alaska Native News

“Since last summer the Trump administration made clear it had no intention to gather any new data about the Arctic Refuge that could inform its decisions on…

Wyoming News Update

From: Sheridan Media

“A national park in Wyoming is moving ahead with plans for a network of cell towers amid questions about how the National Park Service balances public safety with…