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

TO BOOST WIRELESS COVERAGE, YELLOWSTONE PROPOSES NEW STRUCTURE AT HISTORIC LOOKOUT

From: National Parks Traveler “The new comment period comes after the proposed facilities on 10,243-foot Mount Washburn, the telecommunications hub for Yellowstone, and elsewhere in the park were criticized by groups like Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, who said park officials moved forward without required environmental and historical preservation reviews, violated NPS policies protecting scenery and...
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EFFORT TO SAVE AGENCY FROM BUDGET AX DRAWS ALLEGATIONS OF WRONGFUL LOBBYING

From: Government Executive “Jeff Ruch, executive director of the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and a frequent critic of CSB management, told Government Executive, “The sole authority on whether Mr. Engler broke rules barring grass-roots lobbying –and what the penalty should be – is the Trump White House. It will be interesting to see whether...
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ANATOMY OF A DEEP STATE

From: Wall Street Journal “There’s also that “scientific integrity” event planned for June. Of the 45 invitations, only one went to an organization ostensibly representing industry, the American Chemistry Council. A couple of academics got one. The rest? Earthjustice. Public Citizen. The Natural Resources Defense Council. Center for Progressive Reform. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Reporters...
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PEER: THE THIN GREEN LINE PATROLLING NATIONAL PARKS IS IN DANGER OF SNAPPING

From: Los Alamos Daily Post “The number of rangers protecting the national parks and their visitors is steadily shrinking even as new parks are added and the number of park visitors balloons to new records, according to figures posted today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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NEED FOR MORE PARK RANGERS CITED

From: FEDweek “Figures provided by the National Park Service show that law enforcement ranks in national parks are shrinking even while public visitation to the parks is rising, according to the organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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DID A TOP-LEVEL DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR NOMINEE COMMIT SCIENTIFIC FRAUD?

From: Pacific Standard “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the government watchdog that first uncovered the ANWR scandal, sent a letter to the committee last week urging it to question Bernhardt about the incident during the hearing. “Whether Bernhardt was the author or the midwife, these events should bear directly on his fitness to serve in the...
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GROUP TIES INTERIOR NOMINEE, WESTLANDS LOBBYIST TO ARCTIC REFUGE SCIENTIFIC FRAUD

From: Daily Kos “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) disagrees with Zinke’s rosy assessment of Bernhardt’s “extensive experience” serving as a key aide to Secretary Gale Norton under the G.W. Bush administration. In fact, documents released by PEER On May 11 reveal that Bernhardt “abetted the doctoring of scientific findings about the impacts of oil development...
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TRUMP PLAN TO TURN PUBLIC LANDS OVER TO THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY FACES POLITICAL BACKLASH

From: Truthout “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a watchdog group representing government workers, has re-released documents implicating Bernhardt in an apparent effort at the Interior Department to skew a scientific report to members of Congress on the Arctic caribou herd in favor of the oil industry back in 2001. PEER director Jeff Ruch said Bernhardt...
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