protecting our parks

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.

COMMENTARY | The Park Service Should Not Be Subsidizing Multi-Billion Telecoms to “Wire” Our National Parks

by | April 15, 2024
Legislation is advancing to require the NPS to provide broadband and cellular access in every park where there is a perceived need for greater coverage ...

Comment – NPS Proposed Climbing Directives – 1-30-2024 (PDF)

by | January 30, 2024
DESCRIPTION: Written comments regarding proposed climbing directives that would allow increase in climbing at expense of wilderness TO: National Park Service FROM: PEER; Wilderness Watch, Idaho Office; Alliance for the Wild Rockies; Alpine Lakes Protection Society (ALPS); Bold Visions ...

“P” in PEER Also Stands for Persistent

by | August 15, 2023
Persistence pays off for PEER even in the battle for the skies of national parks ...

COMMENTARY | Is Congress Too Dysfunctional to Fund the National Parks?

by Common Dreams | August 10, 2023
In past decades, America’s best idea was one of the few domestic programs enjoying bipartisan support ...

PEERMail | Climate Change, Plastics and Our National Parks

by | September 6, 2022
Together, we can make plastic-free parks a reality in #2NOT10 years ...
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