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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.

COMMENTARY | Artificial Turf – A Plague on the Earth

by | November 13, 2023
Like a nasty rash, artificial turf has spread beyond sports fields to urban lawns, schoolyards, and parks ...

COMMENTARY | PEER’s Response to Interior’s Law Enforcement Report

by | November 7, 2023
The Department of Interior's long-awaited report highlighted the declining staffing levels within its agencies, especially NPS and BLM ...

COMMENTARY | Redeeming Santa Susana: Micro-Steps Up a Mountain

by | November 6, 2023
The communities around Santa Susana will continue to suffer while Boeing shirks responsibility and leaves a toxic legacy ...

COMMENTARY | Stronger Whistleblower Protections for Government Contractors

by | November 3, 2023
Government contractors who blow the whistle on agency misconduct may finally join the ranks of their public employee counterparts in enjoying the same protections ...

COMMENTARY | Artificial Turf Spreads Like Weeds on Long Island

by | October 17, 2023
Despite known environmental harms, towns and businesses continue to install artificial turf fields at alarming rates ...

COMMENTARY | White House Censorship in the Name of Scientific Integrity

by Common Dreams | October 2, 2023
There is good reason to fear that a new Biden administration policy will create a broad chilling effect on scientific work involving hot button topics ...
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