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

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT ORDERS NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO RECONSIDER HUNTING REGS IN NATIONAL PRESERVES IN ALASKA

From: National Parks Traveler “The directive to the Park Service drew immediate condemnation from the National Parks Conservation Association President and CEO Theresa Pierno. “U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke’s directive to the National Park Service is shameful. The National Park Service must have the authority to prevent the potentially indiscriminate killing of bears and their...
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THE KILLING LAND

From: Craig Medred ““The essential conflict (now) is that Alaska encourages lethal removal of predators in order to increase the supply of game animals while the federal agencies are charged with sustaining all native wildlife – including predators,” argues the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. PEER wants the existing restrictions to remain.” Read more ....
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INTERIOR TO REVIEW RULES AGAINST KILLING BEAR CUBS AND WOLF PUPS WITH THEIR MOTHERS

From: Washington Post “Interior is pressing ahead right now despite a recent study by scientists for the state game department showing that predator control has little effect on the growth or decline of herds on which they prey. “We detected no convincing support for decreased wolf predation during control,” the study said. “We also detected no...
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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION EYES LOOSER PREDATOR CONTROL LIMITS ON FEDERAL LANDS

From: Alaska Dispatch News “”It’s certainly an attempt by the Trump administration to do away with these wildlife protection rules,” said Rick Steiner, a retired University of Alaska professor and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility board member. “I don’t think they’re going to be able to do it. I think the public process will come up...
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WHISTLEBLOWER CASE SHOWS HOW TRUMP TRIES TO SILENCE SCIENCE

From: Inside Climate News “Jeff Ruch, Executive Director of the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said Clement’s whistleblower arguments could face some challenges. Trump’s nominee for Special Council, who would likely decide Clement’s case, is also headed for a confirmation vote soon.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story  
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OPEN BURNS, ILL WINDS

From: Huffington Post “The truth is that those materials litter the American landscape like no other industry or source of pollution ever has. “The Pentagon is the most prolific and profound polluter on the planet,” said Jeff Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a national whistle-blower support organization that has chronicled insider...
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ANALYSIS: IS GOV. RICK SCOTT FRIEND OR FOE OF THE ENVIRONMENT?

From: USA Today Network Florida “The Department of Environmental Protection has opened 75 percent fewer pollution regulation enforcement cases since 2011, according to agency data gathered by Florida Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story  
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SUSAN COMBS TO JOIN INTERIOR DEPARTMENT, AN AGENCY SHE OFTEN BATTLED

From: Austin American-Statesman “Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which advocates for government scientists, noted it was still unclear what Combs’ assistant secretary duties would include. But he said he was concerned about what he described as the former comptroller’s history of letting politics drive questions of science.” Read more . ....
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