Government Executive

Elizabeth Duan

Prior to joining PEER, Elizabeth coordinated events for the nonprofit Women’s Learning Partnership and taught gender studies at Emerson Preparatory School. She has also taught writing at Sidwell Friends School Summer Camp, and organized with New Virginia Majority, Education Reform Now, and Democrats for Education Reform in the Washington, DC area. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied political science and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies.

Viewpoint: EPA Needs to Return to Its Public Health Roots

by Government Executive | January 20, 2021
Reprinted with permission from Government Executive “The Environmental Protection Agency celebrated its 50th birthday last month. While most people at 50 are at their prime, this is not the case for EPA, now greatly weakened after four years in the bulls-eye of the Trump ...

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 ...
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