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.
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Restoring Science, Protecting the Public: 43 Steps for the Next Presidential Term
The selfless and talented scientists working for the federal government do arguably the most important research in the world, collecting and analyzing information about public health threats, environmental harms, climate change, and innumerable other subjects. They should be free to pursue their research where it leads and communicate their results without political manipulation or fear of reprisal. Their results are the people’s work and should be available for the benefit of the people… Read More»
NEWS FROM PEER
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.
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.
After four years of deceit under the Trump administration, it is time to restore confidence in government, including in the Senate confirmation process.
The Trump Administration went out of its way to violate “good government” laws and norms. Here’s a list of their worst “Dirty Dozen” abuses.
Following the Trump-inspired mob takeover of the U.S. Capitol, a growing parade of high-ranking Trump officials have resigned.
The new rule is an attempt to restrict EPA’s ability to rely on science when taking regulatory actions or making science-based decisions.
DOJ Claims Suit Against Illegal Trump Appointees Will Be Moot on January 20th