Press Clips

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


PROFESSOR ACCUSES WSU OF VIOLATIONS AFTER HE CRITICIZED CATTLE RANCHER, WOLF PACK REMOVAL

From: The Spokesman Review

“Washington State University professor and researcher Robert Wielgus filed a complaint against WSU on Thursday alleging the university has seriously damaged…

EPA, CLEAN ENERGY SPARED TRUMP'S AX $1.1 TRILLION BUDGET DEAL

From: Bloomberg

“"Rather than being honest and direct about the political shift that has taken place, Interior and other federal agencies are deploying insubstantial pablum," Jeff Ruch,…

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP WARNS AGAINST FOOT RACE IN BEAR COUNTRY

From: KRQE News 13

“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility on Monday said the National Park Service is downplaying the threat of interactions between wildlife and participants…

EFFORT TO BAN PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES IN NATIONAL PARKS WOULD END UNDER BUDGET DEAL

From: McClatchy DC

“At the behest of the International Bottled Water Association, Congress is preparing to approve a must-pass budget bill that includes language aimed at restoring…

VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PARK APPROVES ROAD RACE DESPITE LAST YEAR'S BEAR MAULING

From: National Parks Traveler

““How many more people need be mauled for these clueless officials to conclude this is a bad idea?” Mr. Ruch said Monday, citing the mauling last June…

RESEARCHER FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST WSU

From: The Daily Evergreen

“The 12-page complaint, sent to the WSU Faculty Status Committee by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) on Friday, urges the Faculty…

PROFESSOR SAYS WSU VIOLATED HIS ACADEMIC FREEDOM OVER WOLF COMMENTS

From: OPB

“Carlesco and PEER are representing Wielgus as he takes his complaint before Washington State University. "

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TRUMP'S EARLY ACTIONS TARGET SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENT

From: EOS

“The administration early on issued a temporary hiring freeze that Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told Eos “is just the…

USDA RESEARCHERS CLAIM SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH

From: Organic Authority

“Nearly ten percent of USDA scientists claim that their research has been altered or tampered with by superiors “for reasons other than technical merit,”"

MARK WOODS: TALLYRAND LAND A REMINDER OF THE COSTS OF RIGHTING WRONGS

From: Jacksonville.com

“According to a 2016 analysis by watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, in 2015 the Florida DEP collected the lowest amount of fines…