Press Clips

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


FOR FLORIDA PANTHERS, EXTINCTION COMES ON FOUR WHEELS

From: The Revelator

“ “The Florida panther is suffering slow-motion extinction,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, in a recent…

TRANSPARENT TASK FORCE?

From: Cape Cod Times

“Equally troubling is the opaque process in which this 42-point plan came to be. According to the EPA, 107 department members worked on the report for a month before…

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES COULD TAKE CENTER STAGE IN FLORIDA SENATE RACE

From: Washington Post

““One of the things he’s tried to do is repaint himself as an environmental governor,” said Jerry Phillips, a former enforcement attorney at the state’s Department…

FORMER NATIONAL PARKS OFFICIAL WHO HELPED NFL OWNERCUT DOWN 130 TREES TAPPED FOR TOP AGENCY JOB

From: New York Daily News

““It is disturbing but perhaps indicative that the Trump people would resurrect a political hatchet man to take the helm at the National Park Service,” Jeff…

TRUMP PICK FOR DEPUTY INTERIOR DIRECTOR DRAWS FIRE

From: Newsmax

“Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told the National Parks Traveler he was disappointed with the announcement, which…

FORMER NPS OFFICIAL FOUND TO HAVE OVERLOOKED ENVIRONMENTAL REGS SAID TO BE NEXT ACTING DIRECTOR

From: National Parks Traveler

“Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, was disappointed that Secretary Zinke would bring Smith back into…

STATE FISH FARMS HAVE OK TO KILL CORMORANTS

From: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

“The Fish and Wildlife Service is required to assess how depredation orders affect the cormorant's population every five years. A group called…

FOR CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD, ADVICE TO FEDERAL AGENCIES PILES UP

From: Bloomberg

““A lot of the agencies they are going to are EPA and OSHA, which have severe cases of regulatory constipation,” Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for…

INSIDE RYAN ZINKE'S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

From: Outside

“That’s not to say the department is totally leaderless, says Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Employees “are getting…

EPA MARKS SEVEN SUPERFUND SITES AS CLEAN

From: Pacific Standard

“In June, the task force issued a report with 42 recommendations, which Pruitt adopted immediately. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an advocacy…