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Kyla Bennett

New England PEER’s Director and PEER’s Director of Science Policy, Kyla previously worked at EPA Region 1 for 10 years as a wetland permit reviewer and as the Region’s Wetlands Enforcement Coordinator. Kyla first became involved with PEER in the mid-1990s, when she became a whistleblower herself. Kyla has a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Connecticut and a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Her familiarity with science, the law, and the inner workings of state and federal governmental agencies enable her to assist public environmental employees throughout New England.

COMMENTARY | Curing EPA’s Culture of Corruption

by | December 2, 2021
Instead of wasting resources to stamp out dissent, EPA needs to clean up corruption in its management chain ...

3 whales on the path to extinction in US waters

by The Hill | April 7, 2021
“If current trends hold, the U.S. will earn the uniquely ignominious distinction of presiding over the extinction of three large whale species which largely or solely inhabit our waters. The extinction of any one of these whales would be a black eye for American conservation while ...

BLOG | Time to Break the PFAS Bond

by | December 2, 2020
We need Congress and the EPA to stop the introduction of PFAS into the environment and our water sources to protect public health ...

Op-Ed | Should We Stop Spraying for Mosquitoes During the Pandemic?

by | October 7, 2020
Should we be using pesticides when spraying for mosquitoes that may compromise someone’s respiratory system during a pandemic ...

PEER Testifies Before Colorado Oil and Gas Commission

by | September 4, 2020
Kyla Bennett testified in front of the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission to require a robust analysis of the impacts of oil and gas development ...