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CATFISH FARMERS FREE TO RESUME WAR AGAINST CORMORANTS

by | November 14, 2017
From: Greenwire “”It’s the sort of sloppy science that gets the Fish and Wildlife Service sued regularly,” PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch said today of the agency’s latest work, adding that it will lead to “militarized wildlife management … just ...

EMPLOYEE GROUP RAISES CONCERNS THAT NEW PARK SERVICE UNIFORMS COULD INCREASE DISEASE RISK

by | November 14, 2017
From: Government Executive ““No one has apparently even asked whether environmentally sensitive federal lands and waters will be subjected to doses of antimicrobial chemicals, insecticides and other commercial poisons every time these treated garments are washed,” said Kyla Bennett ...

RICHARD WEST SELLARS 1935-2017

by | November 9, 2017
From: Wise County Messenger “Memorial donations may be made to the George Wright Society, P.O. Box 65, Hancock, MI, 49930-0065; Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), 962 Wayne Avenue, Suite 610, Silver Spring, MD, 20910; or The Food Depot, 1222A Siler Road, Santa Fe ...

STATE OF MISSOURI FAILS TO FOLLOW ITS OWN WATER QUALITY GUIDELINES

by | November 7, 2017
From: KPLR11 St Louis “This is after a watchdog group tried getting Missouri to take action four years ago. The group is called P.E.E.R. – Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. I asked spokesman Jeff Ruch, “What was their response?” He answered, “In essence it was ...

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP WANT PROTECTIONS RESTORED FOR LOUISIANA BLACK BEAR

by | November 6, 2017
From: KATC “The group says in their notice that the removal of the species was done prematurely and based on false premises which “flew in the face of a wealth of the best available science”.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

SCOTT PRUITT JUST PICKED A BUNCH OF OIL AND GAS REPS TO ADVISE THE EPA

by | November 6, 2017
From: Vice ““I have never seen anyone go after these boards. They’ve always kind of been off-limits,” said Kyla Bennett, who worked as the head of wetlands enforcement in EPA’s Northeast region for 10 years and now runs Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an ...

GROUPS WANT PROTECTIONS RESTORED FOR LOUISIANA BLACK BEAR

by | November 3, 2017
From: LA Times “Some conservationists and environmentalists opposed the move when it was announced. On Thursday, the Washington-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility released copies of its letter to the Department of the Interior, announcing plans to sue under ...

GROUP CRIES FOUL OVER CELL SERVICE EXPANSION IN NATIONAL PARKS

by | November 2, 2017
From: Courthouse News ““Not only is this a helluva way to run a railroad, but Yosemite does not even know who owns the trains,” Jeff Ruch, executive director of PEER, said. He said there’s a tendency of many national park superintendents to “ensure every square inch of their ...

SCOTT PRUITT IS PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT FROM INSIDE THIS WINDOWLESS SHIPPING CONTAINER

by | November 1, 2017
From: Esquire “For a listing price of just $25,000 in taxpayer money, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has completed the installation of a “super-secure phone booth” in his office at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency. And we’ve got photos!” ...

EPA: ALUMS SLAM STRATEGIC PLAN

by | October 31, 2017
From: Greenwire “”The Plan is fraudulent and disregards both science and common sense. As such, we request that EPA withdraw this fatally flawed draft Strategic Plan, and re-issue one that complies with [the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act], congressional ...

GOV. RICK SCOTT, FRIEND OF THE ENVIRONMENT, LOL.

by | October 30, 2017
From: Palm Beach Post “Under Scott, Florida has eased up on enforcing rules against polluters. The Department of Environmental Protection has opened 81 percent fewer pollution-regulation cases since 2010, the year before Scott took office, according to Florida Public Employees for ...

LAWMAKERS, ADVOCATES BLAST ‘MISGUIDED’ GRAND CANYON FEE HIKE PLAN

by | October 30, 2017
From: Cronkite News ““We haven’t seen any sort of market review or analysis,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. “We don’t know whether or not this is going to price people out of the parks or what, or at least they haven ...

DEMS SEEK PROBE OF FUNDING FOR CALIF. TUNNEL PROJECT

by | October 26, 2017
From: E&E Daily “The top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee yesterday called for a federal investigation into alleged misuse of taxpayer funds in planning California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s massive twin tunnels water project.” Read more . . . Read ...

TRUMP’S EPA: RADIATION NOT THAT BAD ACTUALLY

by | October 26, 2017
From: The Young Turks “Mr. Burns might as well be running the EPA now. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

LAW: GROUP, FIRM OFFER PRO BONO HELP FOR FEDERAL SCIENTISTS

by | October 26, 2017
From: Greenwire “”We’ve seen political leaders of all parties manipulate, skew and suppress scientific information to further an agenda,” said Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER.” Read more . . . Read the ...

DEATH THREATS PROMPT INCREASED SECURITY FOR HEAD OF EPA

by | October 24, 2017
From: OzarksFirst.com “EPA guidelines now says radiation exposures of 5 to 10 rem usually result in no harmful health effects. That’s the equivalent of 5,000 chest x-rays, according to Public Employees For Environmental Responsibility.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

HERES WHY YOU BETTER GET USED TO CROWDED NATIONAL PARKS

by | October 24, 2017
From: Men’s Journal “The nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility—which represents U.S. rangers, game wardens, and land managers—has criticized the NPS for having not already limited visitorship, as Congress mandated in the late 1970s.” Read more ...

FINALLY, FAA IS SUED FOR RESISTING AIR TOUR PLANS

by | October 23, 2017
From: Acoustic Ecology Institute “So, the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibilty (PEER), along with a coalition of Hawaiian groups has sued the FAA to force them to jumpstart the planning at Hawaii Volcanoes and five other parks, calling for them to adopt voluntary agreements ...

EPA: AGENCY DEFENDS ENFORCEMENT AS COPS RETURN FROM PRUITT DETAIL

by | October 20, 2017
From: Greenwire “…another advocacy group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, released EPA data showing the agency had lost about 30 criminal special agents since 2012. As the number of special agents has fallen, so have criminal cases and successful prosecutions.&# ...

EPA LOOSENS RADIATION SAFETY STANDARDS

by | October 18, 2017
From: Axios “Jeff Ruch, executive director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told Bloomberg: “This appears to be another case of the Pruitt EPA proclaiming conclusions exactly opposite…of scientific research.”” Read more . . . Read the ...
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