Executive Director
@TimWhitehouseUS

Tim Whitehouse

Tim is PEER’s Executive Director, leveraging more than 30 years of experience working on environmental issues with governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. Prior to joining PEER, he was a senior attorney at the United States Environmental Protection Agency and was head of the Law and Policy Program at the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation in Montreal, Canada. He has worked as a consultant for companies on environmental compliance issues, and with nonprofit 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. Tim’s interest is in the intersection of science, policy, and civil service. He believes in protecting employees who raise concerns about their workplace and in exposing undue influence on government for private gain. He holds a JD and BA from Emory University and an MA from New York University.

COMMENTARY | Why the Chilling Fight Behind Climate Change?

by | September 28, 2023
This country cannot be locked into a new generation of toxic refrigerants, many of which have significant global warming potential ...

COMMENTARY | Strategy Needed to Avert Whale Mortality

by | May 30, 2023
At least three large whale species in U.S. waters are on the brink of extinction, with more listed as endangered. Urgent action is needed ...

PEERMail | Conservation: Is this the Right Proposal?

by | April 18, 2023
A new regulatory proposal by BLM touting conservation sounds promising but is full of red flags ...

COMMENTARY | The EPA is Hiding Behind Industry Secrets

by | March 15, 2023
This Sunshine Week, we discuss the use of “Confidential Business Information” to hide health and safety information from the public ...

COMMENTARY | Scientific Integrity Is Not a Popularity Contest

by | March 9, 2023
Scientists who formally file dissenting opinions that challenge the orthodoxy of their agency, are often on a lonely, fraught journey ...
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