FOIA

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.

Letter to BLM Director and Attorney General – BLM’s FOIA Backlog -4-30-2024 (PDF)

by | April 30, 2024
DESCRIPTION: Letter to BLM Director Stone Manning and Attorney General Garland Requesting to Meet Regarding BLM’s Backlog of FOIA Requests TO: Director Tracy Stone Manning, Bureau of Land Management, and Attorney General Merrick Garland FROM: PEER, Western Watersheds Project, ...

Webinar | The Freedom of Information Act and YOU

by | March 14, 2024
Gain valuable insight into how the Freedom of Information Act can help you obtain government records efficiently and effectively ...

Trans-Alaska Pipeline: Gaping Climate Blind Spot

by | October 16, 2023
No Federal Assessments of Climate Change Impacts Upon or From Pipeline ...

COMMENTARY | Trump Vs. Biden: Federal Governance

by | June 22, 2023
A comparison of the Trump Administration and the first two years of the Biden Administration on their Good Governance activity ...

COMMENTARY | The EPA is Hiding Behind Industry Secrets

by | March 15, 2023
This Sunshine Week, we discuss the use of “Confidential Business Information” to hide health and safety information from the public ...
Phone: 202-265-7337

962 Wayne Avenue, Suite 610
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4453

Copyright 2001–2024 Public Employees for
Environmental Responsibility

PEER is a 501(c)(3) organization
EIN: 93-1102740