News Clips

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

‘LEAKED REPORT’ RAISES IRE OF WATER USERS

From: Herald & News “The Public Employees Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed the whistleblower disclosure in February 2015 on behalf of Todd Pederson, a BOR natural resource specialist, and Keith Schultz, a former BOR fisheries biologist. The claim alleges the BOR has misused funds designated to improve fish and wildlife habitat in the Klamath Basin.” Read more...
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RECREATIONAL LAND REQUIREMENT NO LONGER PART OF DUNES PROJECT PLAN

From: Chicago Tribune “The letter also raised the ire of Washington, D.C.-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which has been working to ensure that the NPS gave the project at the state park full review. Paula Dinerstein, senior counsel for PEER, had a series of questions about the NPS’s decision in a Tuesday letter to officials...
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THE CLEAN AIR ACT WAS SUPPOSED TO PROTECT US. HERE’S WHY IT’S NOT

From: Huffington Post “Florida’s chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which advocates for stronger enforcement, blamed Scott’s business-friendly politics for a “severely crippled” department that allows polluters to skirt citations.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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GRAZING MAY HAVE HARMED A QUARTER OF FEDERAL RANGELAND

From: Greenwire “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility released the data yesterday. The watchdog nonprofit had filed an administrative complaint when BLM discontinued releasing the land assessments after 2012. But earlier this year, the agency reversed that decision and recently handed PEER data for 2013 through 2015.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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TRAIL OF TEARS DAMAGE INSTIGATOR NAMED

From: The Advocate & Democrat “the public non-profit, “watch-dog” Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed a complaint with the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the complaint, PEER has requested that investigators, independent of the Forest Service, “conduct a thorough review, identify responsible parties and pursue appropriate corrective actions.”” Read more ....
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OUR VIEW: CALL FOR LARGER STAFFING NUMBERS AT REFUGES DOESN’T ADD UP

From: Havasu News “There’s a new report that says wildlife refuges across the nation are woefully understaffed. The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says 357 of the country’s 743 wildlife refuges lack management positions, and about half of all refuges use consolidated, “complexed” management structures, consolidating parks under a single manager. As a result, staff has...
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