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
Civil Servant Punished for Doing His Job Amidst Shifting Politics and Leadership
Misstatements Masked Lack of Current Data or Consultation Except with Industry
Visitor Center and Restrooms Closed Two Days a Week at Big Tourist Destination
EPA Must Look for Any Scientific Study Supporting Pruitt’s Doubts on Human Role
Attorney General Asked to Review Pruitt’s Fundraising to Fend Off Official Inquiries
Washington State University Pays Researcher Targeted by Industry to Leave Campus
2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Changes Definition of “Senior Leadership”
Industry Pesticide Registration Data Hidden from Public and Outside Pruitt Plan
OMB Admits It Did Not Review Massive Public Input on How to “Fix” Government
Multiple Involuntary Moves Appear Designed to Force Targeted Managers to Retire
Premature Disclosure of New NPRA Estimates Led to Resignation in Ethics Protest
Disinformation Campaign against Outspoken Departing Employee Targeted
Retaining Controversial Stoughton Alternative Dooms the Entire Plan to Failure
Lawsuit Seeks Records Detailing Nation’s Largest Park Cellular Expansion
Legitimacy of Acting Directors of Parks, BLM, and Fish & Wildlife Remains in Doubt
For Immediate Release: Feb 22, 2018 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Crew and Peer Sue Pruitt and EPA over Federal Records Law Violations Washington, DC —Scott Pruitt and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appear to be violating federal records laws by...
All Decisions by Acting Park Service, BLM, and Fish & Wildlife Heads Legally Void
From: Vox ““The problem at EPA right now is there is a chilling effect on enforcement,” Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told E&E News." Read more . . . Read the PEER story
To Resolve Peer Suit, Feds Pledge Transparent Planning Open to All Parties
From: Courthouse News “Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke on Wednesday appointed as new National Park Service director the man who allowed the billionaire owner of the Washington Redskins to clear native trees on Park Service land." Read more . . . Read the PEER...