Press Clips

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


ROGUE TWITTER ACCOUNTS FIGHT TO PRESERVE THE VOICE OF GOVERNMENT SCIENCE

From: The Intercept

“Although the employee, who has survived multiple administrations working for the government, declined to share their identity with The Intercept out of fear of…

TRUMP AND REPUBLICANS TAKE AIM AT ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCY

From: Nature

““Nobody is expecting an increase, but it’s not clear at all that these cuts will make it through Congress,” says Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for…

11 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FISHING IN LAKE ONTARIO AND ITS TRIBUTARIES

From: Syracuse

“The DEC's cormorant control efforts on the lake and throughout the state (lethal control, nest destruction, egg oiling, harassment) is currently limited to just harassment…

STATES MAY HAVE A HARD TIME MAKING UP FOR A SMALLER EPA

From: Buzzfeed

“According to data collected by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), Florida only opened 297 environmental enforcement cases in 2015, an almost…

WEATHER SERVICE EMPLOYEES 'SHOCKED' BY REPORTED BUDGET CUTS

From: Government Executive

““The rise in extreme weather events across the country argues for increasing rather than stripping local forecasting capacity,” said PEER Executive Director…

GOP'ERS SAY THEY WANT TO PUNISH ALLEGED SEXUAL PREDATORS IN GOVERNMENT. RYAN ZINKE HAS A TEST CASE.

From: Washington Post

“Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a watchdog group that has called on the Park Service to dismiss several employees…

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

From: Telluride News

“Both sides believe they have strong scientific evidence, and moral imperatives, that prove why the studies are necessary or why they are not. In the pro-predator-control…

GUTTING EPA'S BUDGET AND STAFF WOULD ENDANGER THE HEALTH OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS

From: Huffington Post

“Scott did much more than just “weaken” enforcement. He virtually eliminated it. In 2015, the Florida DEP opened 81 percent fewer enforcement cases than in 2010,…

DONALD TRUMP'S WAR ON SCIENCE

From: The Nation

““I have had people call me and ask me to download certain things…in case they get deleted, just to preserve things,” says Kyla Bennett, a former Environmental Protection…

EPA: TRUMP BUDGET CUTS DUBBED 'DECLARATION OF WAR'

From: Greenwire

“"To the extent that grants to states and utilities to administer delegated programs and upgrade water infrastructure are spared, cuts to the EPA workforce would be…