Our Newest Board Member is Long Time Activist
All of us at PEER are delighted to welcome Ewell Hopkins to the Board of Directors. Ewell brings a wealth of business, nonprofit, and government experience as well as insights that will be of tremendous benefit to PEER as we chart our course in the coming years.
Ewell comes to PEER with a distinguished career working in the enterprise application and professional services sales, marketing, and business development fields for software and financial services companies. He has always been deeply engaged in the community where he lives.
Ewell understands that no societal issue is more important than our relationship with the natural world. He supports the Environmental Justice movement and believes protecting public employees who protect our environment, natural resources and public health will ensure all voices are heard. Ewell is from Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts.
You can read more about Ewell’s background here. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Ewell to the PEER team!
Speaking Up for Fish and Wildlife
The House Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries invited Tim Whitehouse to testify on bills addressing lead ammunition, coastal sand mining, duck stamps, and improving permitting at the Fish and Wildlife Service. Watch the Testimony here. Watch the testimony »
Pressure on Bee-Killing Pesticides
Newly releases documents obtained by PEER show how EPA is facing a fast-rising tide of demands to rein in the powerful neonicotinoid insecticides known as the “bee killing pesticides.” The documents show that EPA received a detailed “issue paper” last August from the nationwide coalition of state agricultural and environmental agencies urging EPA to act immediately on this problem. Read More»
Sketchy Satellite Management of Public Lands
PEER is raising concerns about increasing reliance by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management on satellite-based data in lieu of fieldwork will mask wide-scale abuse of America’s rangelands. Recently BLM has evaluated 1,372 livestock permits for renewal on over a million acres of public land in Montana, based solely upon satellite-generated data. Read More»
Bad News on Pesticides in California
California’s most-used insecticide, along with two other pesticides, is contaminated with potentially dangerous levels of PFAS “forever chemicals,” according to test results released by the Center for Biological Diversity and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Read More»