toxic chemicals

Executive Director

Tim Whitehouse

Tim Whitehouse has more than 25 years of experience working on a wide range of environmental issues with governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups. Tim was a senior attorney at the United States Environmental Protection Agency for 10 years, where he specialized in enforcement of the Clean Water Act and in hazardous waste compliance issues. He was also head of the Law and Policy Program at the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation in Montreal, Canada for 5 years. He has worked as a consultant for companies on environmental compliance issues, and with non-profit 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 in Maryland. He holds a JD and BA from Emory University and an MA from New York University.

Letter to House Subcommittee – Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act – 10-26-2021 (PDF)

by | October 26, 2021
DESCRIPTION: Implementation of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act TO: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change FROM: Tim Whitehouse, PEER Executive Director DATE: October 26, 2021 TAGS: EPA, chemical safety, toxic chemicals & ...

Webinar | Hair on Fire and Yes Packages!

by | September 27, 2021
Second in a series of webinars that examines how risk assessments for new chemicals have been improperly altered to benefit the chemical industry ...

Letter to Dr. Michal Freedhoff – Chemicals Division -08-10-2021 (PDF)

by | August 10, 2021
DESCRIPTION: Letter to Dr. Michal Freedhoff regarding the hardships in the New Chemicals Division at the EPA TO: Dr. Michal Freedhoff, EPA Assistant Administrator FROM: Tim Whitehouse / PEER DATE: August 10, 2021 TAGS: OCSPP, EPA, TSCA ...

Letter to Representative DeGette – 08-03-2021 (PDF)

by | August 3, 2021
DESCRIPTION: Letter to Representative DeGette regarding the chemical industry’s influence over EPA’s decision-making processes TO: Representative DeGette FROM: Tim Whitehouse / PEER DATE: August 3, 2021 TAGS: EPA, chemicals ...

PEERMail | Whistleblowers Making a Difference

by | July 30, 2021
On Whistleblower Appreciation Day, we honor those who stand up for strong environmental protections and work for better whistleblower protections ...