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

QUALIFICATIONS OF INTERIOR CANDIDATES PALIN, GILLAM QUESTIONED

From: The Cordova Times ““Elevating Sarah Palin’s abysmal record on the environment to a national level would be an unmitigated disaster,” said Rick Steiner, a retired University of Alaska professor and Peer Board member. “Sarah Plain as Interior Secretary would be like having the fox operate a KFC franchise in the henhouse.”” Read more . ....
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THE ‘THIN GREEN LINE’ COULD USE SOME HELP

From: The Crime Report “According to PEER, (Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility) there were 34 incidents involving attacks on US park rangers in 1995. By 2005 the number rose to 477—a 13-fold increase. And in 2012, reported assault incidents rose more than 40% in wildlife refuges and in areas patrolled by the U.S. Park Police, and...
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REMINDERS WHY PALIN WOULD BE TERRIBLE INTERIOR SECRETARY

From: SIT News “With Sarah Palin’s name being floated as a potential Secretary of the Interior in President-Elect Donald Trump’s administration, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) points to her record as Alaska Governor as cause for concern.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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PEER VOWS TO SUPPORT FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL STAFF WHO STYMIE TRUMP

From: Inside EPA ““The surprising election of Donald J. Trump as President puts federal employees working to administer and enforce environmental and public health protections squarely on the front lines of a battle they did not choose,” says Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), in a Nov. 16 e-letter to members....
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PARK SERVICE MYOPIC DRIVE FOR POLITICALLY CORRECT SCIENCE

From: Sonoran News “The National Park Service has unveiled a comprehensive stewardship guide full of lofty terms, crammed into a mish-mash of confusing and clashing precepts, according to comments filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).” on Sept. 6, 2016.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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NATIONAL PARKS: LAWMAKERS WANT TO RUN OUT CLOCK ON CLIMATE-FOCUSED ORDER

From: E & E News “”This is a steaming pile of politically correct jargon formulated to give any rational reader an ice-cream headache,” PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch said earlier this week in comments to the agency. “This sloppy proposal morphs ‘America’s Best Idea’ into something utterly incomprehensible.”” on Sept. 6, 2016.” Read more . ....
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A CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD ‘GAME OF THRONES’ POWER STRUGGLE

From: MSDS Online “The nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) charged that “Republican members of Congress are pushing an open-ended probe as part of an effort to paralyze the CSB.” They further speculated that a bargain had apparently been struck between Engler (a liberal) and conservative lawmakers. Under this bargain, Engler would retain power over...
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