Maryland Matters

Executive Director

Tim Whitehouse

Tim is PEER’s Executive Director, leveraging more than 30 years of experience working on environmental issues with governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and community groups. Prior to joining PEER, he was a senior attorney at the United States Environmental Protection Agency and was head of the Law and Policy Program at the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation in Montreal, Canada. He has worked as a consultant for companies on environmental compliance issues, and with nonprofit 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. Tim’s interest is in the intersection of science, policy, and civil service. He believes in protecting employees who raise concerns about their workplace and in exposing undue influence on government for private gain. He holds a JD and BA from Emory University and an MA from New York University.

Environmental leaders push for transparency on state’s clean energy program

by Maryland Matters | August 3, 2023
Eight environmental leaders are pressing Maryland energy regulators for more transparency on how the state’s renewable energy program is handled — and how the state hands out financial credits for entities that generate renewable energy. In a letter sent Tuesday to the five members ...

Opinion: Banning ‘forever chemicals’ forever

by Maryland Matters | January 30, 2023
We are waking up to the dangers of toxic “forever chemicals” called PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) and the sources of these dangerous compounds. A recent alarming discovery: common pesticides, which are sprayed across our communities, farms, health care facilities, ...

Report: More than a Third of Maryland’s Clean Energy in 2020 Came from “Dirty” Sources

by Maryland Matters | February 21, 2022
Around 35% of Maryland’s “clean energy” in 2020 came from controversial renewable energy sources such as trash incinerators, landfills and woody debris burned in power plants and paper mills, according to a recent report. After reviewing records from the Maryland Public Service ...

Opinion: Maryland Must Address Emerging PFAS Crisis

by Maryland Matters | June 4, 2021
“This past year, Maryland has received three shocking revelations about the extent of toxic PFAS — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — contamination in the state. Although this issue has received scant attention in the state media, Congress and the state must act immediately to ...

Opinion: Get the Dirty Sources Out of State’s Renewable Energy Program

by Maryland Matters | February 20, 2021
“Since 2004, Maryland residents have invested millions of dollars in renewable energy sources as we strive to create new energy sector jobs and reduce our carbon emissions in the face of the climate crisis. A lot of Marylanders’ money is being wasted on these dirty energy ...
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