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Peter Jenkins

Peter has been an environmental, land use and consumer attorney and advocate since 1983. Peter received his law degree from the University of Puget Sound (now Seattle University) School of Law and also has a Masters in Environmental Studies from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, with a focus on conservation biology. His career has centered on bringing the best science to bear in environmental protection efforts; he has specialized at 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, but also in the fields of pesticides, GMOs, invasive species, wildlife disease prevention, international trade, land-use conflicts and other areas. Peter’s prior positions in Washington, DC since 2000 have been: Of Counsel, Center for Food Safety; Vice President for U.S. Government Policy, Conservation International; Director of International Conservation, Defenders of Wildlife; and Staff Attorney, Center for Science in the Public Interest. From 1993 to 2000, he was in New Mexico working primarily as a contracted consultant on endangered species recovery efforts with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Turner Endangered Species Fund. Prior to then, he served as an Attorney and Policy Analyst for the U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, and also was in private law practice.

STATEMENT | Federal Protections Restored to Gray Wolves

by | February 11, 2022
A federal judge today reinstated Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolves but our work to protect these apex predators is far from over ...

STATEMENT | Bureau of Land Management to Re-Open DC Headquarters

by | September 17, 2021
PEER applauds the Bureau of Land Management's decision to return its headquarters to Washington, DC ...

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 | PEER Statement on Armed Protestors Storming the U.S. Capitol

by | January 6, 2021
We call on all leaders to condemn the armed protestors that stormed the Capitol and those who incited it, and support a peaceful transition to the new duly elected president ...

Statement | Ten Steps to Ensure that Proper Leaders Run the Department of the Interior

by | December 22, 2020
A guide for the Biden administration to avoid repeating the Trump administration's unlawful actions in making appointments in the Interior Department ...