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.

PEERMail | Anti-Science Agenda Getting a Green Light

by | March 30, 2020
Failure to address the pandemic lies with Trump and politicians like Mitch McConnell who have a long history gutting funding of our public health agencies and ignoring the advice of scientists and health advocates ...

BLOG: How Mitch McConnell Gutted the Pandemic Response

by | March 25, 2020
While he has been the Senate Republican Leader, Mitch McConnell has led efforts to cut $1.6 trillion in critical funding for CDC and NIH research. And now, as our public health services are begging for resources to save lives from the pandemic, Americans are living the policy result of Sen ...

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

by | March 23, 2020
U.S. Senators sold millions of dollars in stock after receiving non-public information during Congressional briefings in January on the coronavirus threat ...

ALERT: Pandemic Perspective

by | March 19, 2020
As the novel coronavirus spreads across the country, many people have asked how we plan to continue to our work. The global impact of the coronavirus is bringing dramatic changes to how we live, many of which we have already begun to feel around the nation ...

PEERMail | Bungling Public Health in a Pandemic

by | March 13, 2020
The bungled response to the COVID-19 pandemic exposes the rapid decline in the U.S. government’s ability to anticipate and respond to emerging and existing public health threats ...
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