Commentary

Paula Dinerstein

Paula has been with PEER since 2006. She represents PEER in whistleblower, environmental and FOIA cases. She received her law degree from the George Washington University National Law Center. Prior to joining PEER, she clerked for a federal district court judge in Washington DC and then practiced with small public interest-oriented law firms. Her work included representation of States and advocacy groups in energy and environmental matters, including pesticides and organic food standards.

PEER Letter to Suspend Action During Coronavirus Crisis

by | March 23, 2020
A coalition of more than 90 conservation groups issued a letter to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt urging the department to "suspend major policy changes, changes to regulations, oil and gas lease sales and public comment periods ...

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

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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 ...

BLOG: Proposed Changes Will Fillet NEPA – PEER Public Comments

by | March 11, 2020
PEER submitted comments opposing the Commission on Environmental Quality's proposal to undermine the nation’s foundational environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA ...

BLOG: Pesticides: Persistent Threat to Birds, Bees and Humans

by | February 25, 2020
With roughly 40 percent of insect life threatened with extinction over the coming decades, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to gamble by keeping powerful insecticides that Europe has banned, registered in the United States ...

BLOG: Weak Industrial Accident Emissions Rule Final But Not Effective

by | February 19, 2020
After more than 20 years of delay and a successful lawsuit by PEER and chemical safety advocacy groups, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) dashed hopes that it would at long last issue a robust rule requiring the reporting of incidents involving the release of dangerous chemicals from oil ...
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