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Peter Jenkins

Peter has been an environmental, land use, and consumer attorney and advocate since 1983. He has held various roles in Washington, DC including Of Counsel at the Center for Food Safety; Vice President for U.S. Government Policy at Conservation International; Director of International Conservation at Defenders of Wildlife; and Staff Attorney at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Additionally, he worked as a contracted consultant on endangered species recovery efforts with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Turner Endangered Species Fund in New Mexico. Prior to that, he served as an Attorney and Policy Analyst for the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, and was also in private law practice. His career has centered on bringing the best science to bear in environmental protection efforts; he has specialized in working with scientists so their findings can inform good policy, as well as in federal litigation. Most of his work has been in aid of wildlife conservation in the fields of pesticides, genetically modified organisms, invasive species, wildlife disease prevention, international trade, land use conflicts, and other areas. Peter received his law degree from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law and also has a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, with a focus on conservation biology.

PEERMail | Helping Pollinators in Peril

by | March 19, 2024
PEER and the American Bird Conservancy are leading a coalition of 65 groups asking the U.S. EPA to to better protect pollinators and birds ...

COMMENTARY | Vital Safety Net for Pollinators in Peril

by | March 12, 2024
The EPA's 1984 eco-mistake led to the overuse of pesticides, the wholesale loss of pollinators, and widespread environmental contamination ...

PETITION | Support EPA reforms for Bee and Bird Killing Pesticides

by | February 26, 2024
Petition to the U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs to protect wildlife and waterways by implementing stricter regulation of pesticides ...

Pressure Mounts on EPA to Curb Bee-Killing Pesticides

by | May 11, 2023
New Reports and Findings Strip Away Agency’s Leeway for Further Evasion ...

COMMENTARY | Letter to the EPA: Take Action on “Devil’s Bargain” Pesticides

by | March 27, 2023
The environment needs protection from neonic-coated seeds, which are by far the broadest pesticide/insecticide application across the country ...
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