COVID-19

As we deal with this global pandemic, PEER will continue our work to strengthen public health and scientific integrity within the decision-making processes of government.

COVID-19 NEWS FROM PEER

BLOG | EPA Creating A “Pandemic of Pollution” Since COVID-19 Crisis

Despite the connection between exposure to air pollution and adverse outcomes from COVID-19, EPA continues to ...

BLOG | Dr. Bright’s COVID-19 Cronyism Case Is Tough to Crack

The case of Dr. Rick Bright concerning corruption in federal vaccine development should be Exhibit A for serious ...

Sewage Spills Pose COVID-19 Risks  

Overflows into Drinking Water Sources May Create New Infection Vectors  

Reopened National Parks Must Curb Overcrowding   

Long-Neglected Law Requiring “Carrying Capacities” Should be Dusted Off

EPA COVID-19 Guidance Sows Employee Confusion   

Superfund Inspectors Unsure about PPE and Other Key Health Issues

PEERMail | Losing Our Voices

The Federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic is largely lead by non-scientists in the Offices of Public Affairs ...

PEER During the Pandemic (Updated Apr 10, 2020)

During the pandemic, PEER continues to support government whistleblowers, protect public employees, and represent ...

Losing Our Voice: The Attack on Public Health Science

Politicians are leading our nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Public health experts and scienists, ...

Agencies’ Leadership Vacancies Tied to Poor Pandemic Response

Groups Urge Senators to Rein in Trump Constitutional Abuses

Can National Parks Practice Social Distancing?

The still-unfolding pandemic has underlined the public health risks that national parks and refuges pose both to ...

EPA Not on Emergency Footing 

Extraneous Activities Undercut “Primary Mission Essential Function”

National Parks Epitomize Trump COVID Inconsistency

As more than 100 national park units have closed, hundreds more remain open in an uneven handling of COVID-19 by ...

BLOG: Trump’s War on Watchdogs

Trump conitnues war on watchdogs in latest firing of Michael Atkinson, the Inspector General for the intelligence ...

BLOG: COVID-19 Power Grab

Buried deep in the $2 trillion coronavirus bill, was a change in the tax code that “could result in $170 billion ...

NRC Stages Swift Sweeping Rollback During Pandemic

Vast Amounts of Rad Waste Slated for Disposal by Unlicensed Operators 

PEERMail | Anti-Science Agenda Getting a Green Light

Failure to address the pandemic lies with Trump and politicians like Mitch McConnell who have a long history ...

BLOG: How Mitch McConnell Gutted the Pandemic Response

While he has been the Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell has led efforts to cut $1.6 trillion in critical ...

PEER Letter to Suspend Action During Coronavirus Crisis

A coalition of more than 90 conservation groups issued a letter to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt urging the ...

BLOG: Self-Dealing, COVID-19 and the Public Trust

U.S. Senators sold millions of dollars in stock after receiving non-public information during Congressional ...

Coronavirus Leaves National Parks in Leaderless Limbo   

Park Entrance Fees Waived as Visitor Centers Shuttered and Staff Telework