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.

COMMENTARY | Haaland’s Bold Move Forward at Interior

by | April 29, 2021
Structural changes within the Department of Interior will further Secretary Haaland’s goals of tackling the climate crisis and conservation ...

COMMENTARY | Biden Administration Choices will Determine the Future of the Federal Workforce

by | March 30, 2021
Guest Contributor: John Martin - Department of Interior leadership and missions have been severely compromised and highly polarized over the past four years ...

Letter to Department of Interior – Suspension of Delegated Authority – 03/17/2021

by | March 18, 2021
DESCRIPTION: Letter to Department of Interior to extend the Suspension of Delegated Authority from January 20, 2021, regarding easements and rights-of-way TO: Secretary Deb Haaland, Department of Interior FROM: PEER DATE: March 17, 2021 TAGS: cell towers, NPS, DOI ...

Statement | Ten Steps to Ensure that Proper Leaders Run the Department of the Interior

by | December 22, 2020
A guide for the Biden administration to avoid repeating the Trump administration's unlawful actions in making appointments in the Interior Department ...

PEERMail | “Advice and Consent” Is the Law

by | October 1, 2020
Secretary Bernhardt continues his carousel of illegal appointments with new de facto NPS Director Margaret Emerson ...