Press Clips

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


LOS ALAMOS SEEKS DETENTE WITH ITS NEIGHBORS - BEARS

From: Albuquerque Journal

“The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, made up of current and former state and federal government employees, recently criticized the decision…

GROUP TIES INTERIOR NOMINEE, WESTLANDS LOBBYIST TO ARCTIC REFUGE SCIENTIFIC FRAUD

From: Daily Kos

“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) disagrees with Zinke’s rosy assessment of Bernhardt’s “extensive experience” serving as a key aide to Secretary…

INTERIOR: ENERGY COMPANIES PAID BERNHARDT MORE THAN $80K LAST YEAR

From: Greenwire

“"I am writing you on behalf of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) to express our opposition to the nomination of David Bernhardt as Deputy Secretary,…

PARK POLICE STAFFING SHRINKING DESPITE INCREASED NEED, SAYS WATCHDOG

From: Federal Times

““The U.S. Park Police are at a low ebb while facing a rising tide,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch in a press release. “In recent years, this force has…

DESPITE BEAR CONCERNS, RACE STILL ON, SAY WILDLIFE OFFICIALS

From: Los Alamos Monitor

“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility last week said the National Park Service is downplaying the threat of interactions between wildlife and participants…

NATIONAL PARKS: POLICE UNION WANTS ZINKE TO SPLIT FORCE FROM NPS

From: Greenwire

“...the agency also struggles with a $12 billion maintenance backlog, and many parks are operating without a full staff. The number of law enforcement rangers has also…

THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK MOVING AHEAD WITH NORTH UNIT COMMUNICATION TOWER

From: National Parks Traveler

“The issue of a signal bleed was raised last fall by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which worried that Verizon's signal from the tower…

'AGING AGENCY' THREATENS EPA STRENGTH DESPITE EARLY BUDGET REPRIEVE

From: Inside EPA

““EPA is an aging agency,” says Kyla Bennett, the New England director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and a former EPA staffer. “Just by…

EPA: SEEING 'CHILLING EFFECT', UNIONS PUSH BACK ON ETHICS MEMO

From: Greenwire

“"We will defend any EPA employee who gets in trouble for expressing their views, but that's not a good position for anyone to be in," Ruch said."

Read More … | May 09, 2017 | Tags: EPA, Scientific Integrity, Trump

PARK RANGER FORCE CONTINUES SHRIVELING AS VISITATION SWELLS

From: Sonoran News

“The number of rangers protecting our national parks and their visitors is steadily shrinking even as new parks are added and the number of park visitors balloons…