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WOLF RESEARCHER PLANS TO SUE WSU OVER FREE SPEECH

by | June 14, 2017
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 ...

WATCHDOG ORGANIZATION WORRIES ABOUT SUPERFUND CLEANUPS WITH EPA’S NEW CHIEF

by | June 13, 2017
From: Montana Public Radio “Pruitt is signaling:“That he wants to hurry up and get these sites back into the real estate market regardless of the implications for public health and perhaps for the taxpayer depending upon who ends up getting stuck with the bill,” says Ruch.” ...

THE BUREAUCRAT BEHIND THE CURTAIN

by | June 13, 2017
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 ...

FEDERAL OFFICIALS BEGIN BISON RANGE PLANNING

by | June 12, 2017
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 ...

STATE NEWS: GREAT LAKES FUNDING, COYOTE KILLING, SUPREME COURT CAMPAIGN

by | June 12, 2017
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 ...

PRUITT TABLES EPA ORDER ON GE TO REMOVE PCB’S FROM RIVER

by | June 12, 2017
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 ...

PUBLIC INPUT TO HELP SHAPE MANAGEMENT PLANS FOR MONTANA WILDLIFE REFUGES

by | June 9, 2017
From: Missoula Independent “Several people who are part of an active lawsuit against the Fish and Wildlife Service attended both meetings this week. Susan Reneau is one of 10 co-plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by the group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, last ...

CALL OF THE WILD? ENVIRONMENTALISTS LIVID OVER CELLPHONE PLAN FOR NATIONAL PARK

by | June 7, 2017
From: The Guardian ““The point of wilderness is that it’s supposed to be free from the accoutrements of civilization,” said Jeff Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which has campaigned against cell towers in national parks across the ...

TRUMP BUDGET CUTS WOULD REDUCE TSUNAMI WARNINGS AND RESEARCH

by | June 7, 2017
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 ...

CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRESS AT TRUMP’S EPA IS GRINDING TO A HALT, WORKERS REVEAL

by | June 6, 2017
From: The Guardian “Current and former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees have described how work on climate change is grinding to a halt at the agency, with programs being scrapped and fears that staff may be reassigned away from climate-related tasks.” Read more ...

HOW CAN YELLOWSTONE STAY SAFE, ACCESSIBLE AND PRISTINE AS MORE AND MORE PEOPLE VISIT?

by | June 6, 2017
From: Star Tribune “There’s also concern from groups like Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility questioning the increasing commercialization of parks to raise money. Wenk said such funding is a necessity.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

THE COST OF THE BIGHORN COMEBACK

by | June 5, 2017
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 ...

COALITION SAYS COYOTE-KILLING CONTESTS IN WISCONSIN NEED REINING IN

by | June 5, 2017
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 ...

THE EPA FACES MASSIVE CUTS

by | June 1, 2017
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 ...

EXPERTS: TRUMP BUDGET WOULD DRASTICALLY CUT ISLE TSUNAMI PROTECTIONS

by | June 1, 2017
From: Hawaii News Now “President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to tsunami warning systems would put thousands of lives at risk, Hawaii tsunami experts say.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

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

by | June 1, 2017
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 ...

ZINKE’S INTERIOR DEPARTMENT REVERSAL SENDS BISON RANGE MANAGEMENT PLANS BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

by | June 1, 2017
From: Missoula Independent “”Now it is time for the Fish & Wildlife Service to put its money where its mouth is by committing sufficient resources to not only complete a good plan but also, and more importantly, to implement that plan,” PEER senior counsel Paula ...

TO BOOST WIRELESS COVERAGE, YELLOWSTONE PROPOSES NEW STRUCTURE AT HISTORIC LOOKOUT

by | May 30, 2017
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 ...

EFFORT TO SAVE AGENCY FROM BUDGET AX DRAWS ALLEGATIONS OF WRONGFUL LOBBYING

by | May 30, 2017
From: Government Executive “Jeff Ruch, executive director of the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and a frequent critic of CSB management, told Government Executive, “The sole authority on whether Mr. Engler broke rules barring grass-roots lobbying –and ...

ANATOMY OF A DEEP STATE

by | May 26, 2017
From: Wall Street Journal “There’s also that “scientific integrity” event planned for June. Of the 45 invitations, only one went to an organization ostensibly representing industry, the American Chemistry Council. A couple of academics got one. The rest? Earthjustice. Public ...