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PUBLIC LANDS: WHITE HOUSE SOUGHT TO SILENCE NPS CONCERN OVER BILL

by | August 23, 2017
From: Greenwire “Agency officials were told they could not repeat their concerns to Congress, according to Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, who obtained the memo and provided a copy to McClatchy.” Read more . . . Read the PEER ...

VERN BUCHANAN GOES TO BAT FOR FLORIDA PANTHER HABITAT

by | August 23, 2017
From: Sunshine State News “Noting there are less than 250 Florida panthers left, Buchanan called on the federal government to continue its current efforts instead of removing them from the endangered species list. “ Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

WSU DISAVOWAL OF RESEARCHER RUINS CREDIBILITY

by | August 23, 2017
From: Daily Evergreen ““In 2013, Wielgus was selected as lead researcher for a legislature-sponsored study on livestock and wolf interaction,” Carlesco said, “and his research showed the most effective way of handling things is to not employ lethal control, but to put the burden ...

SCOTT PRUITT’S EPA IS CRAZYLAND

by | August 23, 2017
From: Clean Technica ““Jeffrey Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an organization representing government employees in environmental fields, said the E.P.A. could not allow changes like this to take place, or expect its employees to ...

EXCLUSIVE: TRUMP TEAM GOES TO BAT FOR NRA-BACKED BILL, DELETING PARK SERVICE CONCERNS

by | August 23, 2017
From: Sacramento Bee “Agency officials were told they could not repeat their concerns to Congress, according to Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, who obtained the memo and provided a copy to McClatchy.” Read more . . . Read the ...

FEDERAL REDO OF LEAVE RULES MAY IMPLICATE CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD

by | August 22, 2017
From: Bloomberg “Jeff Ruch, who represented Horowitz as director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), said in an email to Bloomberg BNA the changes won’t do much for Horowitz’s situation.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

THE HILL CONFIRMS EVERYTHING WE’VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT THE DEEP STATE SABOTAGING TRUMP

by | August 21, 2017
From: Canada Free Press ““From our point of view, it’s kind of obvious,” said Jeff Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), when asked about staffers’ growing pushback. “You have Donald Trump, who ran and said he would drain the ...

HUNTING BEARS WITH DOGS COMES UNDER ATTACK IN WISCONSIN BY WOLF ADVOCATES

by | August 21, 2017
From: La Crosse Tribune “The practice amounts to “a state-sanctioned financial subsidy for hunters engaged in the criminal harassment” of wolves, an attorney for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) said in a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.” ...

OP-ED: AMERICAN VALUES ARE BEING TRASHED AS TRUMP RAMPAGE RATCHETS UP

by | August 21, 2017
From: Digital Journal “As for our national parks, plastic bottles are the single largest contributor to trash, making up one-third of their solid waste on average, according to a report by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).” Read more . . . Read the PEER ...

AFTER ZERO-TOLERANCE VOW, PARK CHIEF CITED FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT GETS A BONUS AND A NEW JOB

by | August 21, 2017
From: The Lily “Jeff Ruch, PEER’s executive director, blasted the agency’s handling of the case, saying it “perpetuates a culture of impunity.” He said by issuing the talking points, the Park Service “re-victimized the victims and implied that they were not as valuable to the ...

WDFW IN EVALUATION PERIOD AFTER KILLING TWO WOLVES

by | August 18, 2017
From: Chewelah Independent “A national nonprofit group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), which specializes in government scientist whistle-blowing protection filed a 12-page complaint in April alleging that WSU officials punished and silenced Robert Wielgus, the ...

STAFFERS SAY EPA-WRECKING SCOTT PRUITT GOES NOWHERE WITHOUT AN ARMED GUARD, EVEN AT THE OFFICE

by | August 17, 2017
From: Daily Kos “Jeffrey Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an organization representing government employees in environmental fields, said the E.P.A. could not allow changes like this to take place, or expect its employees to follow such ...

SMMUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION: PCB ABATEMENT WORK HITS A FEW SNAGS

by | August 17, 2017
From: Malibu Surfside News ““We have encountered some challenges, but we anticipate being able to meet the court-mandated timeline for completing all of the work.” The court mandate Massetti refers to stems from when America Unites For Kids and Public and Employees for Environmental ...

PRUITT’S SECRECY IN RUNNING THE EPA FAULTED BY CRITICS

by | August 15, 2017
From: NoLa “”This is a huge change, and they made it over a few days, with almost no record, no documentation,” Ruchs said, adding, “It wasn’t so much cooking the books. It was throwing out the books.”” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

COMPLAINT: WISCONSIN BEAR HUNTERS ‘CRIMINALLY HARASSING’ WOLVES

by | August 15, 2017
From: Wisconsin Public Radio “”Wisconsin encourages hunting practices that seem calculated to cause fatal conflicts with wolves,” said PEER staff attorney Adam Carlesco. “Endangered species are legally protected from human activity which adversely affects the animals, ...

‘SERIOUS ISSUES AND PROBLEMS’: FEDERAL EMPLOYEES STEP UP THEIR RESISTANCE TO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

by | August 14, 2017
From: Raw Story “Jeff Ruch — executive director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) — told The Hill it’s “kind of obvious” why public employees would be in open revolt against a president who appears bent on dismantling their agencies.” Read ...

‘REAL INDUSTRY’ GROWING AMONG FEDERAL EMPLOYEES COMING FORWARD TO ‘RESIST’ TRUMP

by | August 14, 2017
From: World Tribune “Jeff Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), said EPA unions and employees invited his group to do “free-speech brown bag presentations” about how to legally fight back against the Trump administration.” ...

OUTRIGHT DEFIANCE OF TRUMP POLICIES BY FEDERAL BUREAUCRATS

by | August 14, 2017
From: PJ Media ““From our point of view, it’s kind of obvious,” said Jeff Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), when asked about staffers’ growing pushback. “You have Donald Trump, who ran and said he would drain the swamp, ...

DUNES ACTION DRAWS ANOTHER CROWD AS FIGHT TO SAVE PAVILION CONTINUES

by | August 14, 2017
From: Chesterton Tribune “Hellmers also said that DunesAction is working closely with Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) in their deliberations with the National Park Service and the Indiana DNR. PEER’s primary focus is to protect government employees and whistle ...

WISCONSIN TRADITION – HUNTING BEARS WITH DOGS – COMES UNDER ATTACK BY WOLF ADVOCATES

by | August 14, 2017
From: Star Tribune “The practice amounts to “a state-sanctioned financial subsidy for hunters engaged in the criminal harassment” of wolves, an attorney for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) said in a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.” Read ...