News Clips

PEER in the News

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

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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