Press Clips

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


LAWMAKER TARGETS FEASTING BIRDS IN BILL TO PROTECT FISH FARMS

From: Greenwire

""It wasn't like our lawsuit invalidated the regulation," Ruch said. "We sued them just because they didn't do it properly." He said he doesn't think FWS is ready to…

WATCHDOG SPOTLIGHTS ENFORCEMENT IN QUESTION FOR PRUITT

From: Greenwire

"In a letter to Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.), the Environment and Public Works Committee chairman and ranking member, respectively, Public Employees…

AFTER SEVEN TUMULTUOUS YEARS, NPS DIRECTOR JON JARVIS RETIRED

From: Grand Canyon News

"“By almost any measure, Jon Jarvis is the worst Park Service Director within living memory,” he said. “In a misguided quest for ‘relevancy,’ Jarvis repeatedly…

ENVIROS THINK TRUMP'S EPA CHIEF COULD MEAN MORE FLINT WATER SCANDALS

From: Daily Caller

"Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s states’ rights advocacy and criticism of federal “overreach” could make it more difficult to prevent future environmental…

ARE THE EPA'S EMERGENCY RADIATION LIMITS A COVER FOR FUKUSHIMA FUMBLES?

From: Truthout

"Opponents say that under the proposed guidelines, concentration limits for several types of radionuclides would allow a lifetime permissible dose in a week or a month,…

MARINE MAMMALS: MANATEE MORTALITY AT 3-YEAR HIGH IN 2016

From: Greenwire

""Despite official happy-talk, Florida's manatees remain in a most precarious position," Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility staff counsel Laura Dumais…

FLORIDA PANTHER DEATHS STILL AT RECORD HIGH FOR 2016

From: Fox 4

"In a statement Wednesday, Jeff Ruch of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said he doesn't expect their plight to improve under President-elect Donald Trump."

FLORIDA PANTHERS DYING AT RECORD PACE, VEHICLE COLLISIONS MOST RESPONSIBLE

From: National Parks Traveler

"Highly endangered Florida panthers died at a record pace in 2016, with most of the deaths attributed to vehicle collisions in just two counties, according…

CALL OF THE WILD: A CLASH OVER CELLPHONES IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

From: The Day

"I agree with PEER’s conclusion: “Parks should remain unplugged from the modern world. Experiencing the wonders of nature should not require a smartphone.”"

FLORIDA PANTHER DEATH RATES MATCH 2015'S RECORD HIGH

From: Greenwire

""These figures sound the death knell for a sustainable Florida panther population in the wild," said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental…