environmental justice

Executive Director
@TimWhitehouseUS

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.

Human Rights & Climate Change: Iowa’s Challenges and Opportunities

by | May 12, 2022
Iowa Center for Human Rights webinar on climate change, key challenges, and the impact on human rights from local and global perspectives ...

Letter to EPA and Colorado DPHE- Review of Civil Rights Compliance – 05-09-2022 (PDF)

by | May 9, 2022
DESCRIPTION: PEER letter on state of Colorado’s air permitting program with regard to EPA’s nondiscrimination regulation and the current review TO: EPA and Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment FROM: Chandra Rosenthal, PEER DATE: May 9, 2022 TAGS: EPA, Colorado, ...

Letter to Minnesota Public Utilities Commission – 11-17-2021 (PDF)

by | November 17, 2021
DESCRIPTION: COMMENTS ON Proposed Amendment to Rules Governing Certificates of Need and Site and Route Permits for Large Electric Power Plants and High-Voltage Transmission Lines, Minnesota Rules Chapters 7849 and 7850 and Governing Notice Plan Filing Requirements, Minnesota Rules, part ...

Statement | Biden Administration’s New Direction on Climate

by | January 28, 2021
Biden's executive orders are the first steps to a rapid transition from fossil fuels and increased protections for our communities, public lands and oceans ...

Statement | We Must All Address Racism and Economic Injustice

by | June 1, 2020
The outrage over recent racial violence and injustice, has been another reminder of our failure to address a history of racism and economic injustice ...
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