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‘AGING AGENCY’ THREATENS EPA STRENGTH DESPITE EARLY BUDGET REPRIEVE

by | May 9, 2017
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 ...

EPA: SEEING ‘CHILLING EFFECT’, UNIONS PUSH BACK ON ETHICS MEMO

by | May 9, 2017
From: Greenwire “”We will defend any EPA employee who gets in trouble for expressing their views, but that’s not a good position for anyone to be in,” Ruch said.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

PARK RANGER FORCE CONTINUES SHRIVELING AS VISITATION SWELLS

by Sonoran News | May 9, 2017
“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 ...

NEARLY YEAR AFTER ATTACK, APPROVAL FOR RACE IN VALLES CALDERA DRAWS CRITICISM

by | May 8, 2017
From: Santa Fe New Mexican ““How many more people need [to] be mauled for these clueless officials to conclude this is a bad idea?” Jeff Ruch, the group’s executive director, said in a statement.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

CELL PHONE TOWERS IN THE BACKCOUNTRY ROB US OF WILDERNESS

by | May 8, 2017
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 ...

WASHINGTON: RESEARCHER CLEARED OF LOBBYING ACCUSATIONS IN WOLF CASE

by | May 5, 2017
From: Greenwire “The professor’s lawyer, Adam Carlesco of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said he takes issue with the state resources misuse charge.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

WSU WOLF RESEARCHER APPEARS TO BE PARTLY CLEARED OF MISCONDUCT

by | May 5, 2017
From: The Spokesman Review “The WSU report findings did not mention Wielgus by name, but his attorney, Adam Carlesco of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said the item appeared to be Wielgus’ case.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

WSU HAS LIKELY CLEARED THE INSTITUTION’S CONTROVERSIAL WOLF RESEARCHER OF MISCONDUCT

by | May 4, 2017
From: Pullman Radio “An internal investigation of Washington State University’s controversial wolf researcher has apparently cleared the professor of any misconduct.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

PROFESSOR ACCUSES WSU OF VIOLATIONS AFTER HE CRITICIZED CATTLE RANCHER, WOLF PACK REMOVAL

by | May 4, 2017
From: The Spokesman Review “Washington State University professor and researcher Robert Wielgus filed a complaint against WSU on Thursday alleging the university has seriously damaged his academic career through the unwarranted use of suppression, condemnation and reprisal after he made ...