Executive Director

Tim Whitehouse

Tim Whitehouse has more than 25 years of experience working on a wide range of environmental issues with governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups. Tim was a senior attorney at the United States Environmental Protection Agency for 10 years, where he specialized in enforcement of the Clean Water Act and in hazardous waste compliance issues. He was also head of the Law and Policy Program at the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation in Montreal, Canada for 5 years. He has worked as a consultant for companies on environmental compliance issues, and with non-profit organizations focusing on clean energy issues. Most recently, he was executive director of Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, a health advocacy group working to address climate change, toxics pollution, and nuclear disarmament issues in Maryland. He holds a JD and BA from Emory University and an MA from New York University.

Enthusiasm over the environment is down — we must stay vigilant

by The Hill | July 22, 2020
“As the presidential primaries began, a February Pew Research poll found that for the first time concern for environmental protection among two-thirds of Americans nearly equaled their concern for the economy. Concern over climate climbed to equal concern about jobs for half of ...

COVID-19, the Climate Crisis, and Our Urgent Duty to Rebuild This Country

by Common Dreams | July 17, 2020
“If every crisis presents an opportunity, then these crises present an ultimatum: we have to address climate change, the economy, justice reforms, and rebuilding our government together, and we have to do it now.” ...

PEERMail | NOAA is Choosing Extinction

by | July 15, 2020
As the North Atlantic right whale careens toward extinction, NOAA leaders refuse to act on the findings of the agency’s own scientists to protect them ...

PEERMail | Climate Change Intensifies While University Stifles Research

by | July 1, 2020
Greenhouse gases continue to rise to record levels driving global climate change, but one university is curtailing research by firing influential scientist ...

BLOG | The Decimation of the Public Sector Workforce

by | June 18, 2020
Not passing the HEROES Act will have devastating consequences to the economy, state governments and the public sector workforce ...
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