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 | 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 ...

Statement | Earth Day 2021: Celebrating Environmental Whistleblowers

by Tim Whitehouse | April 22, 2021
PEER recognizes whistleblowers as critical resources in environmental, public health, and public lands management. Earth Day 2021 ...

Op-Ed | Reversing Scientific Integrity’s Race to the Bottom

by Tim Whitehouse | April 21, 2021
Biden's order to review federal agencies' scientific integrity policies must include certain provisions to work - suppression of science is a major problem ...

BLOG | Cottontail, Dead at 12

by Tim Whitehouse | April 6, 2021
A 12 year old male North Atlantic right whale, one of around 350 left in the world, is presumed dead after becoming entangled in fishing gear ...

PEERMail | BLM’s Litmust Test on Whistleblowers

by Tim Whitehouse | April 1, 2021
After years of mismanagement and retaliation against employees who raised concerns about oil and gas projects, can the BLM deliver on Biden's conservation promises ...