News Clips

PEER in the News

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

2000 SACRED BONES WENT MISSING 21 YEARS AGO. THIS DETECTIVE FOUND THEM.

From: Outside Online “ According to a 2014 whistle-blower complaint facilitated by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a government watchdog group that monitors problems in the Park Service and other agencies, the office stored 164,000 uncataloged artifacts and remains collected during construction projects in cardboard boxes in their Sacramento headquarters and allegedly altered databases to erase...
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TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN: CELL PHONE COVERAGE

From: South Pierce County Dispatch “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has formally told park officials that cell equipment and increased cell phone use inside the park would clash with peaceful, tranquil wilderness settings. The companies’ application should be denied, PEER said.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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TRUMP’S FEDERAL HIRING FREEZE MAKES AMERICA LESS SAFE

From: New American Journal “According to the union that represents these brave first responders who tend to be top notch people just like the National Park Service rangers they work alongside every day, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the number of Park Police sworn officers is at the lowest point in nearly a decade and...
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WOLF RESEARCHER PLANS TO SUE WSU OVER FREE SPEECH

From: King 5 “During the study, Wielgus followed wolves and cattle to track wolf depredations, the term used to refer to injuries or deaths attributed to wolves. He found that 99 percent of ranchers in wolf occupied areas in Washington lose one out of a thousand cattle to wolves. The rancher who lost cattle to the...
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THE BUREAUCRAT BEHIND THE CURTAIN

From: Washington Times “The initial guest list read like a who’s who of the liberal environmental movement: Earthjustice, Public Citizen, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Center for Progressive Reform, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and yes, the Union of Concerned Scientists.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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FEDERAL OFFICIALS BEGIN BISON RANGE PLANNING

From: Daily Inter Lake “Spearheaded by the organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the lawsuit alleges that the federal agency failed to follow environmental laws when it began exploring the idea of transferring the lands back to the tribes.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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STATE NEWS: GREAT LAKES FUNDING, COYOTE KILLING, SUPREME COURT CAMPAIGN

From: Door County Pulse “A coalition of groups is asking a federal wildlife agency to take a “hard look” at Wisconsin contests aimed at killing coyotes. The coalition includes wolf protection groups in Madison, Duluth, Minn., and Washington D.C.-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story
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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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