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.

Letter to the Editor: Biden conservation plan falls short

by Tim Whitehouse | May 21, 2021
“On January 27, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order committing his administration “to achieve the goal of conserving at least 30% of our lands and waters by 2030.” That’s an ambitious goal. The U.S. currently conserves around 26% of its coastal waters and about 12% ...

BLOG | New England States Must Act on PFAS in Pesticides

by Tim Whitehouse | May 20, 2021
PFAS laden pesticides being sprayed aerially to control mosquitoes is yet another exposure to this ubiquitous forever chemical ...

PEERMail | Conservation Road Map Falls Short

by Tim Whitehouse | May 17, 2021
Fighting climate change and the extinction crises requires bold federal action on issues such as wilderness conservation and endangered species management ...

BLOG | Migratory Birds Get a Lift with Proposed Rule Reversal

by Tim Whitehouse | May 11, 2021
To protect migratory birds and other living things, we not only need stronger environmental laws, but stronger IGs to ensure compliance ...

PEERMail | Biden’s First 100 Days

by Tim Whitehouse | May 3, 2021
During his first 100 days in office, President Biden has begun to chart a new course for the nation’s environmental programs ...