Government Executive

Transition Roundup

by Government Executive | January 15, 2021
“This week, Trump appointee Katherine Lemos, chair of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board and the only member of the five-member board, brought on David LaCerte, to serve “a three-year term” as senior adviser, executive counsel, and acting managing director, ...

Transition Roundup: Senate Runoff Outcomes Will Shape Biden’s Presidency; National Guard Prepares for Pro-Trump Election Protests

by Government Executive | January 5, 2021
“In a recent filing in a lawsuit brought on by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, the Justice Department acknowledged that Trump lost the presidential election, the group flagged in a press release on Tuesday. Justice Department lawyers said PEER’s case challenging ...

Chemical Safety Board is ‘Withering Away,’ Says Environmental Group

by Government Executive | December 17, 2020
“The small independent agency that investigates industrial chemical incidents and hazards is “withering away,” according to an environmental nonprofit, which hopes the incoming Biden administration makes it more of a priority. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility ...

Third Acting NPS Director Under Trump Will Retire Next Month

by Government Executive | August 10, 2020
“The third acting National Park Service director under the Trump administration abruptly announced on Friday he plans to retire next month amid a legal challenge to his appointment. Vela’s retirement comes after the nonprofits Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and ...

Coronavirus Roundup: Military Cases Spike; July 4th Concerns Grow; Free Masks for Feds

by Government Executive | July 2, 2020
“Jeff Ruch, Pacific director for the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said individuals should follow Fauci’s guidance and not attend fireworks displays either on the National Mall or Mount Rushmore. “Park Service and other government workers working ...