Press Clips

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


TRESPASSING ALIENS; GARBAGE PRIVACY; BRAND YOUR CALVES

From: High Country News

“Apparently, the public will never learn about the reasoning, scientific or otherwise, that formed Pruitt’s opinion, because the Justice Department — representing…

DUELING LAWS AT PLAY IN WHETHER INTERIOR APPOINTMENTS ARE LEGAL

From: National Parks Traveler

“In essence, said Michael Nixon, PEER's strategic programs director, while the 1998 Reform Act did provide for some agency exceptions that allowed appointments…

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP CHARGES INTERIOR WITH ILLEGALLY FILLING TOP VACANCIES

From: Government Executive

“The current top officers at the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Land Management are working “in blatant violation…

SCIENCE ADVOCATES TELL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: WRITE IT DOWN

From: Union of Concerned Scientists

“The guide is a joint project of UCS, the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, GAP, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and POGO. Science…

PEER BLASTS DEP FOR FAILURES MADE DURING PETROLEUM CLEANUP PROGRAM REVAMP

From: Florida Specifier

“In a white paper released in January, Florida Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility provided an extensive and well-documented critique of the Florida…

DEP PREAPPROVAL/PRP TIMELINE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY THE DEP OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL AND THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

From: Enviro-Net

“In conjunction with our Feb/March 2018 Specifier article entitled “PEER blasts DEP for failures made during petroleum cleanup program revamp,” we offer this timeline…

GROUP CLAIMS ACTING NATIONAL PARK SERVICE DIRECTOR APPOINTED ILLEGALLY

From: National Parks Traveler

“In its claim, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility contends that Mr. Smith's appointment was in violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform…

ENVIRO WATCHDOG SAYS DOI TEMP OFFICIALS ARE ILLEGAL

From: Law360

“In a complaint filed with the DOI's inspector general, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility claims that the acting heads of the BLM, FWS and NPS are serving…

IT'S TIME FOR TRUMP TO HIRE MORE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS

From: Splinter

“In the letter, the organization, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), claims that Trump and Zinke have violated the Federal Vacancies Reform Act…

TRUMP OFFICIALS UNDER FIRE FOR TAPPING “TEMPS” TO HEAD KEY INTERIOR AGENCIES

From: McClatchy

“In a complaint filed with the Interior Department’s Inspector General, the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility charged that Interior was…