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

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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HE PLOWED HIS FIELD AND GOT HIT WITH A $2.8 MILLION FINE. WILL TRUMP RESCIND IT?

From: The Sacramento Bee “Trump’s actions will “eliminate protection for millions of acres of wetlands and many of our streams,” said Kyla Bennett, a former Environmental Protection Agency wetlands official now with a group called Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. “For the cases in the pipeline … it’s going to wreak havoc.”” Read more . ....
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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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