Press Clips

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


EPA SAYS HIGHER RADIATION LEVELS POSE 'NO HARMFUL HEALTH EFFECT'

From: Bloomberg

“Even with those lower standards, the EPA had never before said that any level of radiation exposure is safe, according to Jeff Ruch, executive director of the Public…

BURDENED BY AUSTERITY, THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE BREAKS THE LAW

From: New York Times

“"The summit of Mt. Washburn has been the biggest destination for hikers and now it's going to be like hiking to a telecommunications bunker," PEER head Jeff Ruch…

YELLOWSTONE OFFICIALS SAY ADDING ANTENNAE TO MOUNT WASHBURN FIRE LOOKOUT WOULD HAVE NEGATIVE IMPACT

From: Yellowstone Insider

“The determination that the Mt. Washburn proposal would have an “adverse” visual effect was included in a letter from Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk to…

INTERIOR SECRETARY RYAN ZINKE VOWS TO END CULTURE OF HARASSMENT AND INTIMIDATION IN NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

From: Los Angeles Times

““This is the fourth declaration of zero tolerance of sexual harassment we’ve heard from the Interior Department in the past three years alone,” Jeff Ruch, executive…

WIRELESS UPGRADE WOULD GIVE YELLOWSTONE A BLACK EYE: ENVIRONMENTALISTS

From: New York Times

“"The summit of Mt. Washburn has been the biggest destination for hikers and now it's going to be like hiking to a telecommunications bunker," PEER head Jeff Ruch…

TO SWAY SCOTT PRUITT, EPA OFFICIALS MUST "HOPE AGAINST HOPE", SAYS FORMER INSIDER

From: PBS Frontline

“Kyla Bennett, a former EPA employee and the New England director at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an organization representing government employees…

YELLOWSTONE LOOKOUT PROJECT WOULD HURT VIEWS AT MOUNT WASHBURN

From: Casper Star Tribune

“The determination that the Mt. Washburn proposal would have an “adverse” visual effect was included in a letter from Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk to…

YELLOWSTONE LOOKOUT PROJECT WOULD HURT VIEWS AT MT. WASHBURN

From: San Francisco Chronicle

“The finding that the project would have an "adverse effect" was included in a letter from Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk obtained by Public Employees…

PEER FILES LAWSUIT TO QUIET SKIES OVER NATIONAL PARKS

From: National Parks Traveler

“In a bid to bring some better management of park overflights into being, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, along with Hawaii Island Coalition…

FREE REIN FOR CHOPPERS DRIVES NATIONAL PARK ENTHUSIASTS TO COURT

From: Gears Of Biz

““The Park Service is supposed to protect parks for present and future generations but its jurisdiction in essence ends at the treetops,” Jeff Ruch, executive director…