Public Lands

Executive Director
@TimWhitehouseUS

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.

REPORT | Building a Better BLM

by | June 15, 2022
To build a better BLM, PEER recommends prioritizing staff protecting land health and biodiversity and shift priorities away from resource extraction ...

PEERMail | Good News on Banning Plastics

by | June 12, 2022
The Interior Secretary announced a phaseout of single-use plastics in national parks and other public lands ...

National Park E-Bike Rule Lacks Required Eco-Review

by | May 25, 2022
Court Directs Park Service to Consider Cumulative and Foreseeable Impacts ...

National Park Service Punts on Plastic-Free Policies

by | May 24, 2022
NPS Balks on Plastic Bottle Sales Ban or Restoring Superintendent Discretion ...

COMMENTARY | This National Park Week Demands a Future Worthy of the NPS Conservation Legacy

by | April 19, 2022
It is important to remember the many challenges facing national parks during this National Park Week ...

PEERMail | Honoring National Parks and Earth Day

by | April 18, 2022
Our national parks are the pride of our country but keeping them healthy, accessible and sustainable is a challenge that must be met ...