Press Clips

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


FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR OIL SPILL FUND WILL END IN 2018

From: Juneau Empire

“On Monday, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said by email that a 9-cent per-barrel excise tax on all American crude oil will expire at the end…

TOXIC POLLUTION AT LETTERKENNY: A 35-YEAR, $180 MILLION CLEAN UP

From: Public Opinion

“ “The Pentagon is the most prolific and profound polluter on the planet,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,…

HERE'S HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE LEFT THE EPA SINCE SCOTT PRUITT TOOK OVER

From: Townhall

““There has been a drop of employees of 770 between April and December. While several hundred of those are buyouts, the rest of those are either people that are retiring…

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, FEDERAL LANDS EXPLAINED

From: Teen Vogue

““It’s not just BLM,” says Jeff Ruch, executive director at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). “Public land planning in general has become more…

INTERIOR DEPT. SAYS 1 IN 3 EMPLOYEES REPORT BEING HARASSED

From: Miami Herald

“Those findings "suggest there was a meltdown of the accountability mechanisms" at the department, said Jeff Ruch with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,…

ZINKE REACTS TO HARASSMENT SURVEY WITH 4 DISMISSALS

From: VOA News

“The findings "suggest there was a meltdown of the accountability mechanisms'' at the department, said Jeff Ruch with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,…

EPA REFUSES TO RELEASE DOCUMENTS BACKING SCOTT PRUITT'S CLIMATE DENIAL

From: Truthout

“"If Mr. Pruitt does indeed possess facts on climate change that are different from those previously displayed on EPA webpages, he should share them with the public before…

MORE THAN 700 EMPLOYEES HAVE LEFT THE EPA SINCE SCOTT PRUITT TOOK OVER

From: Think Progress

““There has been a drop of employees of 770 between April and December. While several hundred of those are buyouts, the rest of those are either people that are…

ENVIROS SUE CHEM SAFETY BOARD OVER ACCIDENT REPORT RULES

From: Law 360

“In a complaint filed Thursday in D.C. federal court, Air Alliance Houston, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and other environmental groups say that the…

US CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD SUED FOR NOT CREATING EMISSIONS REPORTING RULE

From: C & E News

“Several nonprofit organizations sued the U.S. Chemical Safety Board earlier this month for failing to establish a national reporting system to collect data on air…