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

PRUITT TABLES EPA ORDER ON GE TO REMOVE PCB’S FROM RIVER

From: Eco Watch “”Pruitt has positioned himself to hand out multi-million dollar favors to corporate polluters subject to almost no review,” stated PEER New England Director Kyla Bennett, a former EPA scientist and attorney, adding that Superfund is Pruitt’s sole affirmative or non-rollback initiative. “The main way to ‘streamline’ these inherently contentious and costly cleanups is...
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PUBLIC INPUT TO HELP SHAPE MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR MONTANA WILDLIFE REFUGES

From: Missoula Independent “Several people who are part of an active lawsuit against the Fish and Wildlife Service attended both meetings this week. Susan Reneau is one of 10 co-plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, last year that sought to block the transfer of management of the...
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CALL OF THE WILD? ENVIRONMENTALISTS LIVID OVER CELLPHONE PLAN FOR NATIONAL PARK

From: The Guardian ““The point of wilderness is that it’s supposed to be free from the accoutrements of civilization,” said Jeff Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which has campaigned against cell towers in national parks across the country. “They are extending the electronic tendrils of commercialization deep into designated wilderness.”” Read...
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TRUMP BUDGET CUTS WOULD REDUCE TSUNAMI WARNINGS AND RESEARCH

From: Truthout “The Trump administration budget proposal would put large numbers of people at risk by reducing funds for Tsunami warnings, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) — an advocacy group representing staff members of government agencies that are responsible for preserving the environment.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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THE COST OF THE BIGHORN COMEBACK

From: High Country News “(Becky Pierce) filed a complaint against Stephenson and the department with the California branch of the watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility in 2010. Later that year, a state legislative counsel concluded that snares were indeed illegal, and soon after, the predator control program ended. Pierce, who no longer works on...
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COALITION SAYS COYOTE-KILLING CONTESTS IN WISCONSIN NEED REINING IN

From: Wisconsin Public Radio “”It is easy, for even trained biologists to mistake coyotes for wolves, and in many instances wolves are being killed through a more or less reckless hunting practices of coyotes, ” Carlesco said Thursday. Carlesco said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is violating the Endangered Species Act by failing to review...
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THE EPA FACES MASSIVE CUTS

From: Vice ““It’s a wholesale war on the environment. That’s never happened before,” said Kyla Bennett, who worked at the EPA for almost a decade and now works for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an environmental government watchdog organization.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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