Press Clips

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


Nonprofit Groups Sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife to Restore Louisiana Black Bear to Endangered Species List

From: The Advocate

"A national nonprofit group along with a number of Louisiana organizations and individuals have filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking to have…

7 Ways Scott Pruitt's Legacy at EPA Will Live On

From: USA Today

"Hundreds of scientists, researchers and other staff have left the agency over the past 18 months taking with them institutional expertise. In addition, administrative,…

The Future of Former EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's Anti-Science Legacy

From: Wired

"So when Pruitt’s resignation was tweeted by President Trump on Thursday afternoon, there was relief among many EPA employees, according to Jeff Ruch, executive director…

Scott Pruitt Is Gone, But The Trump Administration’s Climate Negligence Remains

From: The New Yorker

"Pruitt’s head-scratching personal behavior as a boss overshadowed much more consequential actions, such as the reduction of criminal-enforcement actions against…

Lawsuit: Return 'Teddy bear' to Endangered List

From: The News Star

"The lawsuit led by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) with co-counsel Atchafalaya Basinkeeper said the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service used "false…

The Ethics Scandals That Eventually Forced Scott Pruitt to Resign

From: The Guardian

"After months of scandals, investigations and public protest, Scott Pruitt has finally resigned as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. During his relatively…

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf Scientist?

From: New York Times

"The strange story of Rob Wielgus is a tale of what happened to one loud scientist who ran afoul of powerful forces. More broadly, it’s a parable of the American…

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt's Long List of Controversies

From: KITV

"A steady stream of negative headlines involving Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt in recent weeks and months has official Washington wondering whether…

Grand Teton Chief is Trump's Pick to Lead NPS

From: E&E News

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of the nonprofit watchdog Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said Vela's record suggests he won't be a "change agent" for…

Appeals Backlog at MSPB Tops 1,100, Group Says

From: FedWeek

"A group that advocates for federal employees involved in environmental matters has reported that the appeals backlog at MSPB now exceeds 1,100, with some of the cases…