News Clips

PEER in the News

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

UP TO 10 YELLOWSTONE WORKERS TO FACE PUNISHMENT FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT

From: Yellowstone Insider “A representative of a group that advocates for federal employees said such problems remain entrenched — notwithstanding the planned actions at Yellowstone and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s pledge to show zero tolerance toward sexual harassment.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story  
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AP NEWSBREAK: PENALTIES FOR YELLOWSTONE WORKERS IN MISCONDUCT

From: WSB TV Atlanta “”The park service still doesn’t get it,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. “Generally, the high-level managers and supervisors escape responsibility and (the agencies) are more than willing to take action against lower-level people.”” Read more . . . Read the PEER story  
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INTERIOR NOT TOP-HEAVY ENOUGH TO RELIEVE FIELD

From: Los Alamos Daily Post ““Not only are there fewer staff in many of these central offices, but the number of parks and refuges they support and the complexity of the management issues they face have both grown substantially during the past decade,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch” Read more . . . Read the...
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PEER: NPS SUPERINTENDENT IN SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE TRANSFERRED TO LARGER PARK

From: National Parks Traveler “Despite the National Park Service’s pledge to take a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment incidents, a park superintendent accused of inappropriate behavior against a female employee was transferred to a larger park and had received a cash bonus, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.” Read more . . . Read...
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REPORT: FLORIDA PARK OFFICIAL INAPPROPRIATELY TOUCHED WORKER

From: San Francisco Chronicle “”the full report was released last week through a public records request from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a group that advocates on behalf of government employees. Investigators with the inspector general forwarded evidence to federal prosecutors in Florida, but the office declined to prosecute. The report was forwarded to the acting...
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INTERIOR DEPARTMENT ORDERS NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TO RECONSIDER HUNTING REGS IN NATIONAL PRESERVES IN ALASKA

From: National Parks Traveler “The directive to the Park Service drew immediate condemnation from the National Parks Conservation Association President and CEO Theresa Pierno. “U.S. Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke’s directive to the National Park Service is shameful. The National Park Service must have the authority to prevent the potentially indiscriminate killing of bears and their...
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THE KILLING LAND

From: Craig Medred ““The essential conflict (now) is that Alaska encourages lethal removal of predators in order to increase the supply of game animals while the federal agencies are charged with sustaining all native wildlife – including predators,” argues the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. PEER wants the existing restrictions to remain.” Read more ....
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INTERIOR TO REVIEW RULES AGAINST KILLING BEAR CUBS AND WOLF PUPS WITH THEIR MOTHERS

From: Washington Post “Interior is pressing ahead right now despite a recent study by scientists for the state game department showing that predator control has little effect on the growth or decline of herds on which they prey. “We detected no convincing support for decreased wolf predation during control,” the study said. “We also detected no...
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