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.

PEERMail: Huge Victory by PEER

by | November 15, 2019
Why would Massachusetts spend millions to control and remove toxic PFAS from its waters, while at the same time let the EPA approve the discharge of massive amounts of PFAS into the Merrimack River ...

PEERMail: Whistleblowers Turning the Tide

by | October 31, 2019
From the unfolding impeachment inquiry to court cases across the country, whistleblowers are a growing and critical force for keeping us a nation of laws. Blowing the whistle takes courage because these truth-tellers put a lot at risk, from their careers to their marriages, and, ...

PEERMail: EPA Weaponizing Water

by | September 30, 2019
Last week, EPA’s Inspector General slammed the agency for repeatedly looking the other way when public water systems don’t inform their customers of violations that could jeopardize their health. The IG found that EPA does a poor job of oversight and of warning the public about ...

PEERMail: Dorian Map Flap Frames a Darker Picture

by | September 13, 2019
"My understanding is that this intervention to contradict the forecaster was not based on science ...

President’s Address on Environmental Leadership

by | August 23, 2019
PEER's Response to President Trump's address on environmental leadership: The United States is reversing course on the substantial environmental gains that have been made under previous administrations ...