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.

Communities should opt out of mosquito spraying | READER COMMENTARY

by Tim Whitehouse | March 29, 2021
“I am extremely alarmed that toxic PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) chemicals have been found in a pesticide the state of Maryland uses in its mosquito control program (”Researchers find harmful ‘forever chemicals’ in pesticide used against mosquitoes in Maryland ...

PEERMail | Sunshine Week: Not Letting Our Guard Down

by Tim Whitehouse | March 15, 2021
The fight for government transparency is reaffirmed each year during Sunshine Week, where we stand up for our rights to government information ...

BLOG | NOAA’s Failure on the North Atlantic Right Whale 

by Tim Whitehouse | March 11, 2021
The North Atlantic right whale is one of the most critically endangered whales on the planet and NOAA's inaction is putting it on the path to extinction ...

PEERMail | Fraud in EPA’s Chemical Assessments 

by Tim Whitehouse | March 1, 2021
Toxic chemicals that are banned elsewhere continue to flood onto the U.S. market and fraudulent studies at the EPA are making matters worse ...

Opinion: Get the Dirty Sources Out of State’s Renewable Energy Program

by Tim Whitehouse | February 20, 2021
“Since 2004, Maryland residents have invested millions of dollars in renewable energy sources as we strive to create new energy sector jobs and reduce our carbon emissions in the face of the climate crisis. A lot of Marylanders’ money is being wasted on these dirty energy ...