Press Clips

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


EPA STIFLES OPPOSITION TO GIANT ALASKA MINING DUMP

From: The National Memo

"The Trump administration is trying to rush through a review of the Pebble Mine in Alaska with some public hearings not even having microphones for speakers.…

SCOTT PRUITT’S ETHICS SCANDALS AREN’T STOPPING HIM FROM GUTTING THE EPA

From: Vox

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an environmental advocacy group for government workers, published a startling memo showing that Pruitt made himself the…

HUNTING DECIMATING WOLF POPULATIONS AT DENALI NATIONAL PARK

From: National Parks Traveler

"According to a release Tuesday from PEER, "studies show hunting and trapping outside Denali is having a big impact on the viability of wolf packs inside…

THE SUN ALSO RISES FOR EPA’S SCOTT PRUITT

From: Washington Examiner

"Twenty-four hours have passed since a flurry of bad headlines hit, and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is still standing. Lobbyists, Trump…

FORMER WATER OFFICIAL ACCUSES PRESS SHOP OF SMEAR CAMPAIGN

From: E&E News

"In an effort to discredit me for speaking out and to intimidate current EPA employees, EPA may have provided my private employment information to media outlets and a…

PRUITT TAKES CLEAN WATER ACT DECISIONS AWAY FROM REGIONAL EPA OFFICES

From: Inside Climate News

"Authority previously delegated to regional administrators to make final determinations of geographic jurisdiction shall be retained by the Administrator,"…

ZINKE EXTENDS TENURE OF ACTING DIRECTORS

From: Greenwire

"Jeff Ruch, executive director of PEER, said the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 is clear that the president — and only the president — can designate acting directors…

PRUITT TAKES OVER AUTHORITY FOR WATER PROTECTIONS POLICY

From: The Hill

"The new order heavily downplays the role of local EPA experts in the field who in the past have made the final recommendations — and often decisions — regarding necessary…

WOLF KILLINGS REVIVE CALLS FOR PROTECTIVE ZONE AROUND DENALI

From: CGreenwire

"The photographs have caused a stir in Alaska and elsewhere, prompting state officials to call them part of a "media campaign." PEER published the photos on the group's…

LEAKED MEMO: PRUITT TAKING CONTROL OF CLEAN WATER ACT DETERMINATIONS

From: CNN

"This action subjects safeguards for clean water across the US to filtration through one politician's hands," said Bennett, an attorney, scientist and wetlands specialist…