Executive Director

Tim Whitehouse

Tim Whitehouse has more than 25 years of experience working on a wide range of environmental issues with governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups. Tim was a senior attorney at the United States Environmental Protection Agency for 10 years, where he specialized in enforcement of the Clean Water Act and in hazardous waste compliance issues. He was also head of the Law and Policy Program at the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation in Montreal, Canada for 5 years. He has worked as a consultant for companies on environmental compliance issues, and with non-profit 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 in Maryland. He holds a JD and BA from Emory University and an MA from New York University.

Chemical Safety Board Chair’s Spending Spree – On Herself 

by Kirsten Stade | May 11, 2021
Trump Holdover Consolidates Control to Preempt Biden Appointees ...

Chemical Safety Board Goes on Crony Binge

by Kirsten Stade | January 14, 2021
Disgraced Ex-Louisiana Official Given Top Job by Trump Holdover ...

Federal Industrial Safety Agency Withering Away 

by Kirsten Stade | December 17, 2020
Investigator Ranks and Recommendations Plummet under Absentee Chair ...

BLOG: Weak Industrial Accident Emissions Rule Final But Not Effective

by Paula Dinerstein | February 19, 2020
After more than 20 years of delay and a successful lawsuit by PEER and chemical safety advocacy groups, the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) dashed hopes that it would at long last issue a robust rule requiring the reporting of incidents involving the release of dangerous chemicals from oil ...

PEERMail: Exploding in a Neighborhood Near You

by Tim Whitehouse | January 16, 2020
America's industrial infrastructure suffers from aging pipes prone to corrosive leaks leading to ignition that have led to near-catastrophic accidents ...