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

DESPITE BEAR CONCERNS, RACE STILL ON, SAY WILDLIFE OFFICIALS

From: Los Alamos Monitor “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility last week said the National Park Service is downplaying the threat of interactions between wildlife and participants in a 50-mile race on Saturday at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. “If you read the documents, they probably shouldn’t have approved it,” PEER Director Jeff Ruch said. “They’ve improperly...
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EPA EMPLOYEES, UNIONS AND SCIENTISTS UPSET AT SCIENCE BOARD FIRINGS

From: Government Executive “The nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility heard from numerous EPA employees who spoke anonymously, having already received an all-staff memo from Pruitt that was “pro-business.” The employees “are shocked and dismayed that the Trump administration actually went through with this,” a PEER spokeswoman said. “People are simultaneously appalled but resigned. There’s a...
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COLORADO CONGRESSMEN WANT BLM OFFICE OUT WEST

From: Santa Fe New Mexican “Jeff Ruch, executive director of the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said the idea of moving BLM’s headquarters “seems more of a political stunt than a thoughtful proposal.”” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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NATIONAL PARKS: POLICE UNION WANTS ZINKE TO SPLIT FORCE FROM NPS

From: Greenwire “…the agency also struggles with a $12 billion maintenance backlog, and many parks are operating without a full staff. The number of law enforcement rangers has also dipped to 1,331 in 2016 from 1,547 in 2006, according to numbers NPS released to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility” Read more . . . Read the...
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‘AGING AGENCY’ THREATENS EPA STRENGTH DESPITE EARLY BUDGET REPRIEVE

From: Inside EPA ““EPA is an aging agency,” says Kyla Bennett, the New England director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and a former EPA staffer. “Just by attrition, without being able to back fill, they will effectively reduce the force of the agency substantially.”” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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PARK RANGER FORCE CONTINUES SHRIVELING AS VISITATION SWELLS

“The number of rangers protecting our 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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CELL PHONE TOWERS IN THE BACKCOUNTRY ROB US OF WILDERNESS

From: San Francisco Chronicle “…my enthusiasm dimmed when a government watchdog group revealed that the proposed construction of new communication towers in and near the park would extend cell phone service into thousands of acres of wilderness. The view would be the same, but the experience would no doubt change. A getaway is no escape if...
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