Press Clips

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


FREE SPEECH RESTRICTIONS LEAVE FEDERAL WORKERS ANXIOUS ABOUT CHALLENGING TRUMP

From: Truthout

“For climate scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or rogue members of the National Park Service, this uncertainty around their ability to speak without…

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AREN'T PREPARED TO PROTECT SCIENTISTS FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

From: Think Progress

“The EPA’s integrity policy is stuck “in utero,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a Washington, D.C.-based…

EPA: DISSENTERS COULD BE TARGETED - WATCHDOG

From: Greenwire

“"Federal employees who depart from the official talking points enter murky waters," Ruch said. "Unlike White House staff who are merely counseled about clear ethics…

DONALD TRUMP: THE RESEARCH HEADS REPLY

From: Liberation

“Faced with the attacks, a wind of mobilization has traversed the scientific community of the country since the election of November 8, sowing the seeds of the revolt."

STAYING TRUE TO YOURSELF IN THE AGE OF TRUMP: A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

From: Washington Post

“Organizations including Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the Government Accountability Project and the Project on Government Oversight were…

SURVEY: U.S. FEDERAL LAND STEWARDS FEEL THREATENED

From: WDEF.com

“The group gathered responses from 104 out of 302 managers of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s federal refuge and 364 employees of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM),…

100 EPA OFFICIALS TURNED THEIR LUNCH BREAK INTO A RALLY TO PROTEST THEIR NEW BOSS

From: The Daily Good

“According to Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility in comments to the AP, this marks the first time that current EPA…

SCORES OF EPA WORKERS OBJECT TO TRUMP'S PICK TO LEAD AGENCY

From: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Jeff Ruch, executive director of the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said to his knowledge it was the first time current…

STEWARDS OF FEDERAL LANDS FEEL THREATENED SURVEY SHOWS

From: Yahoo News

“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a nonprofit that represents government staff, released the results of the survey on Feb. 2. The group gathered…

HIRING FREEZE SPARKS WORRIES AT SCIENCE AGENCIES

From: EOS Earth & Space Science News

“Trump’s hiring freeze is different, said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a Washington,…