Press Clips

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


BEE EXPERT: USDA PUNISHED ME FOR RESEARCH ON PESTICIDES

From: Minnesota Public Radio

"'Once he started publishing this work, he went from golden boy to pariah, and that's what this case is about,' said Jeff Ruch, executive director…

SUSPENDED USDA RESEARCHER ALLEGES AGENCY TRIED TO BLOCK HIS RESEARCH INTO HARMFUL EFFECTS OF PESTICIDES ON BEES, BUTTERFLIES

From: Washington Post

"The trouble began after he published research and gave interviews about the effect that certain common pesticides were having on pollinators, according…

SCIENTIST WAS SUSPENDED FOR PESTICIDES RESEARCH

From: Greenwire

"Jonathan Lundgren, an entomologist with the Agricultural Research Service for more than a decade, is fighting a suspension over an alleged failure to follow procedure…

USDA SCIENTIST PUNISHED FOR LOOKING INTO INSECTICIDE EFFECTS ON MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

From: Corporate Crime Reporter

"Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has filed a whistleblower complaint on his behalf."

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USDA WHISTLEBLOWER CLAIMS CENSORSHIP OF PESTICIDE RESEARCH

From: Harvest Public Media

"'Dr. Lundgren’s case underscores why legal protections for government scientists are sorely needed,' said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees…

TRAILS WILL STAY AS THEY ARE IN BIG CYPRESS, JUDGE RULES

From: Naples Daily News

"Besides the National Parks Conservation Association, other groups suing over the Addition Lands trails subject to Friday’s ruling were Public Employees…

THE FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION IS LOOKING FOR A FEW FEARLESS HUNTERS

From: The Vindicator

"Though the Python Challenge makes perfect ecological sense, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility objects that Everglades National Park be…

PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT GROUP DEMANDS REINSTATEMENT OF CSB OFFICIAL

From: Bloomberg BNA

"'It's a little touch of Iranian jurisprudence here in our nation’s capital,' Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility,…

HOROWITZ SEEKS RETURN TO CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD JOB

From: The Charleston Gazette-Mail

"The managing director of a federal agency assigned to investigate the nation’s worst chemical accidents publicly asked this week to be allowed…

HEAD OF CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD ASKS FOR RETURN TO WORK

From: Houston Chronicle

"The managing director of a federal agency assigned to investigate the nation's worst chemical accidents publicly asked this week to be allowed to return…