News Clips

PEER in the News

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

OPERATING UNDER THE RADAR: TOP ZINKE AIDES UNDERMINE PROTECTIONS FOR PUBLIC LANDS AND ENDANGERED SPECIES

From: The Revelator “The Trump administration wants to avoid public scrutiny of Interior’s decisions and sidestep Congressional oversight. This is occurring while the department systematically dismantles policies designed to protect the multiple use of public lands, including conservation and recreation, and tilt public lands use solidly in favor of the oil and gas industry.” Read...
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PETERSBURG ASSEMBLY MAY CONSIDER RESOLUTION ON TIMBER SALE LOSSES

From: KFSK “Tonka on Kupreanof and Big Thorne on Prince of Wales, were the subject of a review completed by U.S. Forest Service staff from its Washington office in June of 2016. It was among a number of documents published last year by the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER. The Forest Service...
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INTERIOR SUED OVER PREMATURE DISCLOSURE OF RESERVE ESTIMATES

From: The Cordova Times “A public interest group has sued the Interior Department over the premature release of highly sensitive estimates of new reserves at the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility is seeking a permanent injunction directing the federal agency to disclose all wrongfully withheld records related to premature release of the...
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RYAN ZINKE’S GREAT AMERICAN FIRE SALE

From: The New Yorker “In a speech to the National Petroleum Council last September, Zinke claimed that a third of the career civil servants under his command were “not loyal to the flag,” by which he meant Trump.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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S.F. SUPERVISOR CALLS FOR HEARING INTO HUNTERS POINT CLEANUP

From: KQED News “San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen is calling for a hearing into problems plaguing the cleanup of radioactive material from the Hunters Point Shipyard, after a federal report found contractors falsified soil sample data from the site to a much greater degree than previously known.” Read more . . . Read the PEER...
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