Press Clips

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


PUBLIC LANDS - BUNDYS FUEL ROUND TWO OF SAGEBRUSH REBELLION

From: Greenwire

"It's all part of historic tensions that have "gone on in the West over land use," said Jeff Ruch, executive director of the government watchdog Public Employees…

ARE AFFECTIONATE TOURISTS HARMING ENDANGERED FLORIDA MANATEES

From: Dogonews

"Jeff Ruch, Executive Director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, says that touching was initially sanctioned to educate people about the animals…

CONTROVERSIAL FEDERAL GRAZING FEES NOT A GREAT DEAL FOR ANYONE

From: JPR

"Kristen Stade, with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, says increasing grazing fees could help. “It’s certainly a situation where the BLM would fund…

FEAR FACTOR RISING FOR FEDERAL WORKERS AS REFUGE OCCUPATION GOES UNCHALLENGED

From: New York Times

"Jeff Ruch, who directs Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, sent a fresh note about an under-appreciated risk that’s building as long as federal…

PLAINTIFFS SANCTIONED IN PCB LAWSUIT

From: Santa Monica Daily Press

"Sanctions have been imposed on Malibu activists in their lawsuit over the Santa Monica-Malibu school district’s handling of chemical testing and cleanup…

OSC DELIVERS NEW YEAR'S SURPRISE ON WHISTLEBLOWER RULE

From: Federal News Radio

"The Office of Special Counsel unexpectedly withdrew a proposed rule to expand the whistleblower rights of federal contractors."

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PUBLIC LANDS - REFUGE MILITANTS FEAR IMPENDING ARREST

From: Greenwire

"As federal authorities bide their time, some environmentalists have stepped up their criticism for the failure to arrest Cliven Bundy or any of his followers…

STATE PREPARES STEWARDSHIP PLAN FOR SPARTA MOUNTAIN

From: New Jersey Herald

"The state Division of Fish and Wildlife has opened for public comment the draft of a forest stewardship plan for the Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area."

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…