News Clips

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


Grand Teton National Park Seeking Comment On Telecommunications Plan

From: National Parks Traveler

“The purpose of the assessment is to consider a right-of-way permit request for updating and expanding telecommunication capabilities in developed areas of Grand…

Federal Obama Holdovers Are Entering a Court 'Slugfest' For Allegedly Firing Someone Illegally

From: The Daily Caller

“Members of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will appear at a hearing Thursday to argue over the handling of former CSB managing director Daniel Horowitz’s termination…

Interior Hid Scientists' Criticism of ANWR Drilling: Report

From: E&E News

“Newly leaked Interior Department documents raise questions about the environmental review of oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge's coastal plain. The documents…

Action Jackson: Of Poachers, Grizzlies and Coexistence

From: Counter Punch

“Bob was on a roll until he brought an elk-poaching case against a hunting guide who had worked for an outfitter named Harold Turner — a case he discusses in the podcast.…

Vice President Mike Pence: 'America will never be a socialist country'

From: USA Today

“Since taking office, Trump has dismantled several of former President Barack Obama's environmental protection efforts. The Environmental Protection Agency's criminal enforcement…

Employee Group Concerned About Cuts to Park Service Training

From: Federal News Network

“How often have you heard the complaint that the first thing cut when budgets aren’t right is training? At the National Park Service, that seems to be the case, according…

Journalist Claims State Dept Rescinded Award Because She Criticized Trump

From: ABC News

“Flor De Maria Vega Zapata was awarded for leading a team of environmental enforcement prosecutors in Peru that protects natural resources, biodiversity, and public health. But…

Pruitt Never Consulted EPA Ethics Office About His Legal Defense Fund

From: Yahoo Finance

“Facing more than a dozen investigations into his conduct last spring, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that he was starting a legal defense…

Toxic Chemicals Threaten Water Supply in Seven Municipalities

From: Boston Globe

“These off-the-charts PFAS levels represent a direct and immediate threat to the public health of the Commonwealth,” said Kyla Bennett, a former scientist at the EPA who now…

Toxic algae, polluted waters: Has Florida finally had enough? | Commentary

From: Orlando Sentinel

“This is why several communities in southwest Florida — including Venice, Sarasota and North Port — passed resolutions asking DeSantis to adopt measures specifically like…