News Clips

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

INSPECTOR GENERAL SAYS RECLAMATION WASTED $32.2 MILLION ON KLAMATH IRRIGATORS

From: Indy Bay “The misspending is a revealed in a new audit report that confirms charges leveled last year by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). In a news release, PEER described the arrangement between Reclamation and KWAPA as the “Klamath Irrigators’ Illegal Piggy Bank.”” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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FISH FARMERS GRIM AS US FREEZES CORMORANT KILLING PERMITS

From: Arkansas Online “Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, has said the group has no objection to Form 37 applications but cautioned they should be issued on “actual harm, not on harm assumed that will happen months from now.”” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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KLAMATH BASIN AT CENTER OF DISPUTE WITHIN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

From: The Register-Guard “A watchdog arm of the U.S. Department of the Interior says the Bureau of Reclamation lacked the authority to enter into an agreement with the Klamath Water and Power Agency on water use, and that consequently $32.2 million spent by the agency over seven years “was a waste of funds.”” Read more ....
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BUREAU OF RECLAMATION WASTED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN KLAMATH BASIN

From: The Siskiyou Daily News “Two federal agencies are at odds over the expenditure of millions of dollars in the Klamath Basin, according to an audit report recently released by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of the Inspector General.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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KLAMATH IRRIGATORS’ ILLEGAL PIGGY BANK BROKEN UP

From: Sonoran News ““Basically, the Bureau of Reclamation became an illicit ATM for favored special interests,” stated PEER Senior Counsel Paula Dinerstein, noting that these illegal payments would be continuing if Reclamation employees had not blown the whistle. “To add injury to insult, these improper subsidies were used to aggravate environmental damage by draining shrinking groundwater...
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NOISE TRASH AND YELLOWSTONE

From: Idaho Mountain Express “The map is an analysis of coverage areas of cell service providers by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The map shows that the National Park Service’s Wireless Communications Services Plan of 2009 is just useless paper.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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KLAMATH IRRIGATORS SHOULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN $32M FROM FEDERAL AGENCY: REPORT

From: OPB ““In order for the federal government to give money to an outside agency such as KWAPA, there has to be a specific law authorizing them to give that money,” said attorney Paula Dinerstein of the whistleblower group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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KLAMATH NONPROFIT SPENDING ‘A WASTE OF FUNDS’

From: Greenwire “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which represented whistleblower Reclamation biologists Todd Pederson and Keith Schultz in their allegations against the agency, said today that the agency “became an illicit ATM for favored special interests.”” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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