News Clips

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


Interior Dept. Plan to Streamline FOIA Responses Alarms Transparency Groups

From: Government Executive

“An Interior Department proposed rule published late last month to ease the workload of its Freedom of Information Office staff has drawn fire from at least…

Environmentalists and Feds Reach Settlement Over Bison Mgmt

From: Courthouse News

“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) said “a new era may be dawning” over management of the National Bison Range in Moiese, Montana. Management…

Trump’s EPA Just Handed Another Gift to Big Polluters: Letter to the Editor

From: Cleveland

“With new rules imposing the greatest restrictions on the Clean Water Act since its passage in 1972, Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency has handed yet another…

While Others Suffered, the Trump Admin Kept Pushing Oil and Gas Drilling During the Shutdown

From: Red Green and Blue

“Critics have blasted Interior for showing favoritism to the oil and gas industry during the 35-day government shutdown by calling some federal employees in…

Oil and Gas Efforts Proceed and Public Lands Opened to Hunters During Government Shutdown

From: Earth Island Journal

“Over the past several weeks national parks have been trashed, climate change research stalled, and crucial wildfire prevention work halted — all while oil…

Democrats Want Answers About the Interior Department’s Decisions During the Shutdown

From: Think Progress

“The use of entrance fees to keep national parks open, along with a sudden decision to bring back department employees to work on offshore drilling and related…

Trump's EPA Has a Light Touch When it Comes to Punishing Polluters

From: Salon

“Over the last two decades, according to the report, EPA civil penalties averaged more than $500 million a year (an average adjusted for inflation). The last fiscal year…

Formaldehyde Controversy Raises Concerns For Retailers Over EPA's Future Review And Regulation Of Chemicals And Associated Litigation Risk

From: Mondaq

“Industry groups have met with EPA and have publicly expressed concerns that the updated risk assessment will be merely a "restructuring" of the original draft and will…

Is Trump Using the Shutdown to Serve Energy and Hunting Special Interests?

From: TruthOut

“Several moves by the Interior Department to bring back furloughed staff to attend to oil and gas activities aren’t sitting well with some elected officials. Arizona’s…

Is the Trump Administration ‘Gaming the Shutdown’ to Serve Energy and Hunting Special Interests?

From: The Revelator

“Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a nonprofit that advocates for public employees who work on environmental issues,…