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»
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New Policy Enables Administrator to Bypass Staff and Dispense Favors to Industry
Backlog of Interior Wilderness Reviews to See If More, Not Less, Protection Needed
Pruitt Should Put Up Evidence Supporting Stance or Cease Climate Denials
Bad Sales Cost Taxpayers & Alaska Schools Big Money and Hurt the Forest
Lawsuit to Block Transfer at Critical Stage as Refuge Withers on Starvation Diet
New Towers and Major Facility Expansion Violate Laws and Park Service Policies
Political Screening of Science Backfires as Scientific Integrity Policies Dangle
Energy and Other Initiatives Require More People in Staff-Starved Agencies
Start Collecting Fair Market Rents and Stop Leaving Taxpayers Holding the Bag
Retweet of Article on Smaller Trump Inauguration Brings Crackdown
PEER Suit Blocking Transfer Bolstered by Reversal and Tacit Admission of Fault
Key Planks Jettisoned While Others Made Contingent on Uncertain Future Steps
Call for Commitment to Revive Declining Enforcement and Strengthen Oversight
Proposed Cellular Antennas in Paradise Visitor Center Will Wire Wilderness
Hyper-Partisanship Sidelines Historic Congressional Monument Role
Has Interior Leadership Void Enabled Allowed Reclamation to Go Totally Rogue?
New BLM Figures Show Little Progress in Healing Lands Degraded by Overgrazing
OSC Finds Cataloging and Repatriation Requirements Remain “Goal, Not Reality”
IG Finds Ongoing Lead Cases Compromised; No Punishment for Perpetrator
“Strategic Planning” Posting Highlights Park Service Accountability Blind Spot