Right whale

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.

PETITION | Protect the North Atlantic Right Whales from Extinction

by | January 3, 2023
Petition to NOAA Administrator to require trap fisheries to convert to new rope-less or “pop-up” gear within the next two years to protect right whales ...

COMMENTARY | Saving Species Under Threat

by | November 15, 2022
Protecting biodiversity and endangered species such as the North Atlantic Right Whale is one of the great challenges of our time ...

PEERMail | Save the Right Whales

by | August 22, 2022
Extinction is a choice that humans often make about animals and nowhere is that truer than with the North Atlantic right whale ...

COMMENTARY | Cottontail, Dead at 12

by | April 6, 2021
A 12 year old male North Atlantic right whale, one of around 350 left in the world, is presumed dead after becoming entangled in fishing gear ...

BLOG | NOAA’s Failure on the North Atlantic Right Whale 

by | March 11, 2021
The North Atlantic right whale is one of the most critically endangered whales on the planet and NOAA's inaction is putting it on the path to extinction ...
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