Government Executive


Chandra Rosenthal

Chandra, a Colorado native, serves as the Director of Rocky Mountain PEER. Formerly a staff attorney with Defenders of Wildlife specializing in endangered species and public lands issues, she has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and, under a legal fellowship, worked on a Superfund site with the Department of Energy. “I view my job as helping the region’s public service professionals do their jobs of protecting the diverse and abundant natural resources of the Rockies,” states Rosenthal. Chandra earned her law degree in 1993 at the Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law, where she focused her studies on environmental law.

At EPA, Staffing Crisis Clashes with Expanded Mission

by Government Executive | February 15, 2023
Tim Whitehouse, the executive director of the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a nonprofit that is campaigning with AFGE in Washington this week, said that in addition to helping the U.S. achieve its climate goals, an expanded workforce would allow the EPA to more ...

Biden’s New Policy to Protect Federal Scientists May Lack Teeth to Prevent Retaliation

by Government Executive | February 6, 2023
The framework forms a subcommittee on scientific integrity—made up of career officials—within the National Science Technology Council, creates metrics against which agencies should track their policies and standardizes definitions across the government. To Public Employees for ...

Experts to Congress: Restore EPA Enforcement Staffing and Funding for Environmental Justice

by Government Executive | July 25, 2022
“The administration is trying to reorient its focus, but it needs the tools to do that,” said Tim Whitehouse, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and a former senior attorney for EPA’s enforcement division. “It needs the enforcement officers, ...

GovExec Daily: Empowering Employees Will Help Conservation Efforts

by Government Executive | April 19, 2022
Lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, predominantly in the Western United States, cover nearly 250 million acres or about 10% of the land in the U.S. But, conserving public lands depends on the White House empowering federal employees at the land management agencies. Chandra ...

Op-Ed | The Success of Biden’s America the Beautiful Plan Hinges on Empowering Federal Employees

by Government Executive | April 6, 2022
With lofty proclamations and admirable ambition, the Biden administration set its sights on preserving 30% of American lands and waters by 2030. In order to meet the goals of its America the Beautiful plan, which is part of the worldwide “30 by 30” conservation initiative, the ...
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