Press Clips

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


OPERATING UNDER THE RADAR: TOP ZINKE AIDES UNDERMINE PROTECTIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS AND ENDANGERED SPECIES

From: The Revelator

"The Trump administration wants to avoid public scrutiny of Interior’s decisions and sidestep Congressional oversight. This is occurring while the department systematically…

PETERSBURG ASSEMBLY MAY CONSIDER RESOLUTION ON TIMBER SALE LOSSES

From: KFSK

"Tonka on Kupreanof and Big Thorne on Prince of Wales, were the subject of a review completed by U.S. Forest Service staff from its Washington office in June of 2016. It…

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP RELEASES REPORTS OF ADDITIONAL FALSIFIED SOIL SAMPLE RESULTS AT SAN FRANCISCO SHIPYARD SITE

From: JDSupra

"According to reports of documents released by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), an environmental advocacy group, falsification of soil samples…

INTERIOR SUED OVER PREMATURE DISCLOSURE OF RESERVE ESTIMATES

From: The Cordova Times

"A public interest group has sued the Interior Department over the premature release of highly sensitive estimates of new reserves at the National Petroleum…

WORKERS' GROUP ALLEGES LEGISLATORS AREN'T DOING ENOUGH ON SHIPYARD RADIATION CONTAMINATION

From: SF Gate

"A public workers' advocacy group at a rally in San Francisco today criticized Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, for allegedly failing…

RYAN ZINKE'S GREAT AMERICAN FIRE SALE

From: The New Yorker

"In a speech to the National Petroleum Council last September, Zinke claimed that a third of the career civil servants under his command were “not loyal to the…

AS SCIENTISTS MARCH, FEDERAL RESEARCHERS WEATHER TRUMP STORM

From: Wired

"It’s more benign neglect,” Ruch says of Trump-administration leadership at various agencies. “Science isn’t being used to inform decision making. They don’t need it, they…

AFTER BILLION-DOLLAR SUPERFUND CLEANUP, FOIA'D DOCUMENTS SHOW QUESTIONABLE DATA

From: Muckrock

"In what’s been dubbed the “biggest case of eco-fraud in U.S. history,” a contractor paid over $300 million to help clean a Cold War nuclear laboratory appears to have…

S.F. SUPERVISOR CALLS FOR HEARING INTO HUNTERS POINT CLEANUP

From: KQED News

"San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen is calling for a hearing into problems plaguing the cleanup of radioactive material from the Hunters Point Shipyard, after a federal…

EPA LETTER REVEALS NAVY'S DOWNPLAY OF RADIOACTIVE SOIL IN SF'S BAYVIEW

From: ABC7News

"This week, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility published a letter to the Navy. In it, the EPA says they found 90 and 97 percent of the soil samples…