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TRUMP’S LATEST EPA NOMINEE LET CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICAL POLLUTE GROUNDWATER

by | March 26, 2018
From: Huffington Post “A 1998 survey by the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility found staffers at the Department of Environmental Quality deeply dissatisfied and demoralized. Fifty-nine percent strongly disagreed when asked if they trusted top management at ...

GROUP: PUBLIC IN DARK ABOUT CELL TOWER PLANS IN GRAND TETON

by | March 26, 2018
From: US News & World Report “ Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility says it obtained a document through the Freedom of Information Act detailing the plan at the foot of the Teton Range. The group’s executive director, Jeff Ruch, said Friday there’s been a ...

WITHHELD TETON PARK RECORDS EARN LAWSUIT

by | March 26, 2018
From: Jackson Hole News and Guide “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, is alleging a violation of the Freedom of Information Act relating to a June request for a trove of documents and correspondence with wireless companies.” Read more . . . Read the PEER ...

INTERNAL WATCHDOG TO OPEN PROBE INTO NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LEADER FOR ALLEGEDLY MAKING CRUDE GESTURE

by | March 26, 2018
From: Washington Post “The March 8 letter was addressed to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, whose office forwarded it to the inspector general, DiPaolo said. The Washington Post obtained the letter from the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, which also ...

VACANCIES IN FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION LEAD TO COMPLAINT WITH INTERIOR DEPARTMENT

by | March 21, 2018
From: KJZZ “In response, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, has filed a complaint with the Interior Department’s inspector general (IG) that the interim acting directors of the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Fish and Wildlife ...

AT HOT SPRINGS, BUY A BEER, FIX A PARK

by | March 19, 2018
From: Greenwire “Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said relying on leases for more revenue puts the Park Service on “sort of a slippery slope.” “These kind of business arrangements are not their forte — otherwise, they ...

COLD SNAP EXPECTED TO CONTRIBUTE TO SPIKE IN MANATEE DEATHS

by | March 19, 2018
From: WSBTV2 “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility officials said the first two months of 2018 have been especially deadly for Florida manatees. “>Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

SPIKE IN MANATEE DEATHS BLAMED ON COLD STRESS

by | March 19, 2018
From: CBS Fox 30 “Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility officials said the first two months of 2018 have been especially deadly for Florida manatees. “>Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES PROTECTING PUBLIC LANDS NOW WEAR OIL RIGS ON THEIR LAPELS

by | March 19, 2018
From: Vice “The Bureau of Land Management gave out new identification cards for all its employees to wear out in the field — complete with illustrations of oil rigs and cowboys.”>Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

INTERIOR AGENCY GIVES EMPLOYEES “VISION CARDS” DEPICTING OIL RIGS

by | March 16, 2018
From: Washington Post “The bureau has begun distributing an unusual new accessory for some of its employees to wear: A card with an image of an oil rig on one side and cattle ranching on the other.”> Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

WATCHDOG DECRIES WEARABLE ‘VISION CARDS’ AS PROPAGANDA

by | March 15, 2018
From: E & E Daily “The Bureau of Land Management has circulated “vision cards” that employees can wear, outlining the agency’s commitment to “the balanced stewardship of America’s public lands and resources,” and including images of an oil rig and ...

OIL RIGS AND COWBOYS: INTERIOR AGENCY GIVES EMPLOYEES NEW CARDS TO WEAR

by | March 15, 2018
From: Washington Post “The Bureau of Land Management has distributed an unusual new accessory for some of its employees to wear: A card with an image of an oil rig on one side and cattle ranching on the other.”> Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

EPA CASE DRIVES CALLS TO STRENGTHEN WHISTLEBLOWER RULES FOR PRIVATE FIRMS

by | March 15, 2018
From: InsideEPA “Paula Dinerstein of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, who served as lead attorney on the case, said the proceedings also demonstrate the “extremes a federal agency will pursue to remove a whistleblower” and the “enormous amount of persistence it ...

ALGAE BLOOMS ALREADY CAUSING DAMAGE IN BAY AREA

by | March 15, 2018
From: Fox 13 “This year, 10 manatees have already died from red tied, according to the nonprofit government watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).”>Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

MANATEE DEATHS ON PACE TO SET ANOTHER RECORD | THUMB DOWN

by | March 15, 2018
From: TC Palm “While advocates such as the nonprofit government watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility worry the figures prove manatees need more protection, others suggest the death totals are only higher because the number of manatees is on the rise.”> ...

LAKE’S ONLY PAIR OF MANATEES SURVIVE WINTER AS MANATEES DIE AT RECORD PACE

by | March 15, 2018
From: Orlando Sentinel “The trademark Florida species is designated as endangered by the federal government. Jeff Ruch, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility executive director, has said he fears for the manatees’ future.”>Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

EXTREME WINTER WEATHER BECOMING MORE COMMON AS ARCTIC WARMS, STUDY FINDS

by | March 13, 2018
From: The Guardian “A sharp increase in temperatures across the Arctic since the early 1990s has coincided with an uptick in abnormally cold snaps in winter, particularly in the eastern US, according to new research that analyzed temperature data from 1950 onwards.”>Read more ...

ARE THE LEADERS OF THE NPS, FWS, AND BLM ILLEGITIMATE?

by | March 13, 2018
From: Outside “Per the complaint, the three acting directors were appointed in violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, meaning every action taken by these men, PEER executive director Jeff Ruch writes, “is incurably void and invalid.”” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

ALARMING NUMBER OF MANATEES ARE DYING IN FLORIDA THIS YEAR

by | March 13, 2018
From: Herald Tribune ““Florida’s manatees are one big freeze away from an ecological disaster and need more, not less, protection,” PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch said in a statement. “Manatees may join polar bears as one of the first iconic victims of extinction in the wild ...

MORE MANATEES DIED FROM COLD STRESS THIS WINTER

by | March 13, 2018
From: Florida Today “More than 150 manatees died in just the first seven weeks of 2018, putting Florida on pace to set an annual record for manatee deaths, according to the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), a nonprofit government watchdog group.” Read more ...
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