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COMPLAINT ALLEGES BEAR HUNTERS CRIMINALLY HARASSING WOLVES IN WISCONSIN, VIOLATING ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

by | August 24, 2017
From: Wisconsin Gazette “Hunters unleashing packs of dogs to tree bears in Wisconsin woods are criminally harassing gray wolves in violation of the Endangered Species Act, according to a complaint filed earlier this month by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.” Read ...

ENVIRONMENTALISTS CLAIM ‘TRUMP POLITICAL OPERATIVE’ IS CENSORING NPS

by | August 24, 2017
From: The Daily Caller “The environmental group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) is claiming a “junior Trump political operative” is sabotaging the National Parks Service (NPS), according to a PEER press release Wednesday.” Read more . . . Read the PEER ...

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT, KEY HOUSE REPUBLICANS MANEUVER TO OPEN NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LANDS TO AERIAL GUNNING OF GRIZZLY BEARS

by | August 24, 2017
From: Wisconsin Gazette “Today, the Sacramento Bee’s Stuart Leavenworth broke the story that Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) had obtained a leaked memo that appears to show that senior political appointees at the Department of the Interior have barred top ...

LEAKED PARKS DEPARTMENT MEMO RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NRA’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT

by | August 24, 2017
From: The Trace “NPS officials were later ordered to not voice their issues to Congress, according to Jeff Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, who provided a copy of the memo to McClatchy.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

TRUMP TEAM BLOCKS CRITICISM OF BILL ALLOWING HUNTERS TO MASSACRE BEAR CUBS

by | August 23, 2017
From: New York Magazine “Ruch said it was his understanding that the “C.H.” stands for Casey Hammond — an Interior political appointee and former House Natural Resources Committee staffer — but that could not be verified.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

REPORT: TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MUZZLES NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

by | August 23, 2017
From: Newsmax “As well, park agency officials were told they could not repeat their concerns to Congress, Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told McClatchy.” Read more . . . Read the PEER story ...

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 ...