Press Clips

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


Improved Yellowstone Cell Service On the Way, Despite Objections

From: Yellowstone Insider

“Improved Yellowstone cell service is on the way, as trails are closed to allow the installation of new antennas at the Mount Washburn Fire Lookout — but some…

Yellowstone Park Continues to Improve Cell Service

From: Flathead Beacon

“Bret De Young, the park’s telecommunications chief, said the Verizon Wireless project will improve the speed of wireless service, but won’t go so far as to allow…

Is The Public Being Cut Out of Public-Land Decisions?

From: WyoFile

“Congresswoman Liz Cheney and U.S. Sen. John Barrasso are contributing to an agenda that marginalizes or ignores citizen input on and participation in public land, wildlife…

Could New Software Speed Up FOIA Responses?

From: Government Executive

“The Environmental Protection Agency, for example, recently told one requester that a spike in FOIA inquiries under now-departed Administrator Scott Pruitt…

Yellowstone National Park Continues to Improve Cell Service

From: The News Tribune

“Cellular phone service in Yellowstone National Park will see improvements this summer despite criticism from some that argue increased connectivity takes away…

Hammond Pardons Raise Fears of Emboldened Anti-Government Extremists

From: The Hill

“Agencies like the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Interior Department have thousands of employees in Western states, many of whom say they feel endangered when…

Science Under Siege: Behind the Scenes at Trump’s Troubled Environment Agency

From: Nature

“When Trump put his hand on the Bible to take the oath of office on 20 January 2017, many EPA scientists kept their heads down. They wondered who might be fired first,…

How the U.S. Government Is Aggressively Censoring Climate Science

From: Audobon

“The more you remove [climate change] from public documents and the public eye, the less inclination there is for people to worry about it and want to do something about…

Environmentalists File Suit for Federal Protection of Louisiana Black Bear

From: Times Picayune

"In 1992, the Louisiana black bear was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The listing was justified by the loss of bear habitat and human-related…

States Continue to Bolster Whistleblower Protections: PEER Analysis

From: Safety+Health Magazine

"Most states have expanded their whistleblower protection laws over the past 12 years, including 10 states that have done so in their most recent legislative…