PEER’s Action in Maintaining Good Governance
Public servants are under attack and government is failing in many of its basic functions. That is why PEER insists on high ethical standards, professionalism, accountability, and public participation in decisions that affect public health, the environment and natural resources. We fight for the strengthening of laws affecting open records, whistleblower protections, data quality, and government oversight. We are fierce litigators of freedom of information laws and often call on Inspectors General to investigate government malfeasance.
We use all the tools available to us to help public employees right environmental wrongs and to build the foundation for lasting, positive change.
These policies were mandated to protect the scientific community.
NEWS FROM PEER
Government agencies are coming up short in their stewardship of environmental information, and that is having real world consequences.
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Scientist Feedback Scathing, Not Shared with Staff
Crippling Staff Shortage in Chemical Safety Work Continues in 2022 Budget
EPA Lacks Plan to Fill or Retain Critical Scientific Specialist Positions
The department plays a pivotal role in fulfilling many of the administration’s goals. It deserves more than temporary minders.
The Biden Administration’s pick to lead the Fish and Wildlife Service, Martha Williams, seems to be lacking in the required education.
Past Confirmed Directors of the FWS and Their Prior Education and Experience Name President Period Served Education/Experience Aurelia Skipwith Trump 2019-2020 B.S. in Biology; M.S. in Molecular Genetics Dan Ashe Obama 2011-2017 B.S. in Biology; M.S. in Marine...
Colorado Air Pollution Control Division has a convenient history of bad record keeping at a time when reporters, citizens and lawmakers have a lot of questions.
Instead of wasting resources to stamp out dissent, EPA needs to clean up corruption in its management chain.
There have been several positive developments in PEER’s efforts to expose the corrupt culture within EPA’s new chemicals program but still a long way to go.
EPA whistleblowers reveal a culture where scientific fraud and harassment are committed to serve the chemical industry.
EPA is shirking oversight with new chemical approvals and a toxic workplace makes objecting to this corruption dangerous.
New Administrator Says Yes but Managers Say No – Go to Public Affairs
Many Worked for Years in Failed System without a Peep of Protest
During his first 100 days in office, President Biden has begun to chart a new course for the nation’s environmental programs.
Guest Contributor: John Martin – Department of Interior leadership and missions have been severely compromised and highly polarized over the past four years.
The recent Supreme Court decision makes government less transparent by shielding scientific conclusions from disclosure unless they are finally adopted by agency decision-makers.
Agency’s Toxic Internal Chemistry Reflected in New Employee Survey
Jonathan Lundgren was a top-rated USDA research scientist until he started revealing the environmental harms of the neonicotinoid insecticides and other favorite products of the pesticide industry.