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

PROCESS BEGINS TO CHART NEW BISON RANGE MANAGEMENT PLAN

From: Daily Inter Lake “The federal agency in charge of the National Bison Range has officially re-started the process to draft a new 15-year management plan for the 18,766-acre wildlife refuge, after a proposal to transfer the lands back to the Flathead Indian Reservation was rescinded last month.” Read more . . . Read the PEER...
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GROUP TIES INTERIOR NOMINEE / WESTLANDS LOBBYIST TO ARCTIC REFUGE SCIENTIFIC FRAUD

From: Elk Grove News “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...
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LOS ALAMOS SEEKS DETENTE WITH ITS NEIGHBORS – BEARS

From: Albuquerque Journal “The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, made up of current and former state and federal government employees, recently criticized the decision to run a race through the Valles Caldera again this year.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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PARK POLICE STAFFING SHRINKING DESPITE INCREASED NEED, SAYS WATCHDOG

From: Federal Times ““The U.S. Park Police are at a low ebb while facing a rising tide,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch in a press release. “In recent years, this force has not had the personnel to match its mission and that gap is only growing larger.”” Read more . . . Read the PEER...
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INTERIOR: ENERGY COMPANIES PAID BERNHARDT MORE THAN $80K LAST YEAR

From: Greenwire “”I am writing you on behalf of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) to express our opposition to the nomination of David Bernhardt as Deputy Secretary, Department of Interior and to urge your Committee to thoroughly investigate his role in political manipulation of science during his first stint at Interior before considering his nomination,”...
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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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