Press Clips

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


A PALER SHADE OF GREEN: OBAMA AND THE ENVIRONMENT

From: counterpunch

"Although America’s greatest Interior Secretary, Harold Ickes, who had the post for nearly a decade under FDR, was from Chicago, the playbook for presidential transitions…

DATA GAP ON ECOSYSTEM HEALTH PUTS RANCHERS, FEDS AT ODDS

From: Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

"Most ranchers aren’t taking the same hardline, anti-government stance as the armed militants who took over Eastern Oregon’s Malheur Wildlife…

WEIGHING OREGON STANDOFF SOLUTIONS, FROM ARRESTS TO BIRDATHONS

From: The New York Times

""Today, the nonprofit group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility issued a call for justice, noting that an earlier go-easy approach to some…

PUBLIC LANDS - REP GRIJALVA FLOATS RESOLUTION TO CONDEMN ORE. STANDOFF

From: Greenwire

""Rather than abating conflict, the federal hands-off approach has backfired and enables the Bundy clan to franchise a 'Militia McDonalds,'" Public Employees for…

2015 WAS DEADLY YEAR FOR FLORIDA PANTHERS

From: National Parks Traveler

"A record 41 Florida panthers, considered by some to be the most-endangered mammal in the United States, died last year, according to figures released…

HOW THE FEDS CAN PEACEFULLY RESOLVE THE ARMED STANDOFF IN BURNS, OR

From: Newsweek

"“If there was a standoff like this that was ISIS-inspired, they would have sent in the troops,” says Jeff Ruch, the executive director of the Public Employees…

IDAHO THREE PERCENT REJECTS OREGON OCCUPATION

From: Idaho Statesman

"The failure to file any charges in 2014 has emboldened anti-government threats, Ruch said. “Certainly, if these guys were Muslim they would be treated differently,”…

WHAT IN TARNATION IS GOING ON WITH ALL THESE ANGRY RANCHERS?

From: Slate

"What in tarnation is going on out there in the West?

The immediate answer to that question is that a group of armed protesters—which…

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP SAYS 2015 DEADLIEST YEAR FOR PANTHERS

From: Associated Press

"The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said Wednesday that 41 Florida panthers died in the wild in 2015, exceeding last year's previous…

JUDGE ALLOWS USDA WHISTLEBLOWER'S CLAIM TO MOVE FORWARD

From: Truth in Media

"'We were very pleased to receive Judge Miller’s ruling, as we feel Dr. Jonathan Lundgren has a very strong case,' said Laura Dumais, an attorney at Public…