Press Clips

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


DO WI-FI AND CELL SERVICE BELONG IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS?

From: Motherboard Vice

“"Pursuit of bigger bandwidth puts Yellowstone on a never-ending cellular treadmill. Yellowstone's custodians are doing more to service smartphones than to fix…

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT PLANS TO CUT 1000 JOBS IN FY2018

From: Bloomberg Government

““Jeff Ruch, the group’s executive director, told Bloomberg BNA June 21 he’s concerned that the BLM and other federal agencies may turn to involuntary employee…

INTERIOR CHIEF WANTS TO SHED 4,000 EMPLOYEES IN DEPARTMENT SHAKE-UP

From: Washington Post

““While the FY 2018 budget is not final, we must heed the staffing levels that it calls for,” Nedd wrote. His email, with a subject line reading “Defining Our…

INTERIOR: ZINKE DEFENDS REORGANIZATION, BUDGET TO SKEPTICAL SENATORS

From: Greenwire

“Acting BLM Director Mike Nedd sent a June 16 email to employees, posted online by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, that outlines the agency's budget…

TRUMP'S INTERIOR SECRETARY DEFENDS HIS PLAN TO CUT AT LEAST 4,000 STAFF

From: Think Progress

““According to Trump’s fantasy plan, BLM is supposed to achieve ‘energy independence’ before its coffee break, stimulate rural ‘job creation’ by lunch and do it…

COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION PLAN PROCESS BEGINS AT NAT'L BISON RANGE

From: Valley Journal

“Skip Palmer, who said he worked at the bison range for 16 years and the FWS for 22, said both the federal agency and the tribes were at fault in previous years.…

PROPOSALS: VIRTUALLY BLANKET YELLOWSTONE, MOUNT RAINIER WITH CELL PHONE COVERAGE

From: The Spokesman-Review

“Yellowstone National Park would be blanketed with strong 4G cell coverage under a multi-site expansion entering its final approval phase, according to comments…

TRUMP'S FEDERAL HIRING FREEZE MAKES AMERICA LESS SAFE

From: New American Journal

“According to the union that represents these brave first responders who tend to be top notch people just like the National Park Service rangers they work…

TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN: CELL PHONE COVERAGE

From: South Pierce County Dispatch

“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has formally told park officials that cell equipment and increased cell phone use inside…

MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES AGAINST POLITICIANS WILL BE TOUGH: HERE'S WHY

From: Detroit Free Press

“"In our view, Flint is the textbook example of the EPA improperly deferring to a state partner," said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the group PEER or Public…