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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NEWS FROM PEER
Eight political appointees are leading most of the Department of the Interior bureaus without the required “advice and consent” of the Senate. President Trump’s tactic violates fundamental “checks and balances”. Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt is complicit in these violations.
Former Executive Had Hand in Lifting GMO and Pesticide Bans in Refuges
Agency Stops Posting Performance Data and Hides Basic Programmatic Information
Confirmation for Appointee Subverting Senate’s Advice and Consent Power
Moving from National Training Academy to Shorter Courses at Non-NPS Facilities
As disturbing Trump appointees go, Scott Pruitt at EPA is hard to top. Well, somebody else who has that potential is awaiting confirmation – David Bernhardt as Secretary of Interior.
U.S. Special Counsel Asked to Look at EPA Press Office Hatch Act Violations
Claims Progress in Stemming “Avalanche of Ethical Misconduct” across All Bureaus
BLM Alaska Downsizing Reduces Both Staff and Oil Company Reimbursements
Trump Agencies Purging Dissenting Information from the Administrative Record
Lawsuit Induced Wheeler to Make a New Records Policy and Transparency Vow
Staff Ordered to Perform Nonemergency Work to Serve Special Interests
The Shutdown's Long-Term Costs Not only is this the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, it is also the dumbest. Incredibly, it is already the third shutdown during the relatively short but seemingly interminable Trump tenure. With the first round of missed...
Lowest Number of New Anti-Pollution Cases in 30 Years
Humans and Wildlife at Risk by End of Critical Monitoring and Pollution Testing
Wish List to Axe Conservation, Wilderness, and Endangered Species Protections
Documents on Keyless Ignitions and Lack of CO Safety Features Sought
Proposed Rules Facilitate Request, Fee Waiver, and Expedited Processing Rejections
2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Altered to Restrict “Leadership” Definition
Inspector General Decries “Weak or Non-Existent Controls” on Grants and Aid