PEER Blog

BLOG | Curing EPA’s Culture of Corruption

by Kyla Bennett | December 2, 2021
Instead of wasting resources to stamp out dissent, EPA needs to clean up corruption in its management chain ...

BLOG | To Regulate “Super Greenhouse Gases” Congress Must Act

by Guest Contributor | November 22, 2021
Congressional action is needed reduce the use of Sulfur Hexafluoride, the most potent “super greenhouse gas” known to exist ...

BLOG | We Can’t Build Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis

by Tim Whitehouse | November 19, 2021
Reducing our energy use must be a goal. Time is too short, and the climate math is too rigorous, for us to build our way out of this crisis ...

PEER Profile | Policy and Litigation in the Midwest

by Hudson Kingston | November 17, 2021
PEER Policy and Litigation attorney Hudson Kingston joins the PEER team, working out of Minnesota ...

Is EPA Playing with Funny Numbers in its Methane Proposal?

by Guest Contributor | November 4, 2021
The EPA is undervaluing the short term Global Warming Potential of methane gas in its most recent regulation proposal ...

BLOG | A Challenge for the New Director of the National Park Service

by Guest Contributor | October 19, 2021
Absent a major shift in priorities at the National Park Service, it is only a matter of time before we see preventable deaths and other disasters ...

Revealed | EPA Data on potential PFAS Sites

by Tim Whitehouse | October 17, 2021
The scale of potential PFAS problems is several times larger than previously understood - more than 120,000 potential sites identified ...

BLOG | EPA Needs to Change Methane Rules

by Guest Contributor | September 28, 2021
EPA now needs to update its rules for methane – and ground those rules in the 20-year outlook that the latest science demands ...

BLOG | Protecting Democracy Means Protecting Whistleblowers

by Kevin Bell | September 21, 2021
The Protecting Our Democracy Act would provide critical checks on democracy and enhanced protection for government whistleblowers ...

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

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

BLOG | EPA’s Toxic Culture: Oversight Update

by Tim Whitehouse | August 18, 2021
There have been several positive developments in PEER’s efforts to expose the corrupt culture within EPA’s new chemicals program but still a long way to go ...

BLOG | Code Red for Humanity on Climate Change

by Tim Whitehouse | August 11, 2021
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest assessment is a “code red for humanity." Congress and federal agencies must act now ...

BLOG | EPA’s Pesticide Office – A Plague on Us All

by Paula Dinerstein | July 21, 2021
Reforming EPA’s thoroughly broken pesticide program is a bipartisan problem and will not happen without a powerful campaign of intervention ...

BLOG | A View of the Climate Emergency

by Tim Whitehouse | July 1, 2021
Time is too short, we must all actively engage to address all aspects of this national climate emergency ...

BLOG | The Chemistry Council’s PFAS Disinformation Campaign

by Tim Whitehouse | June 22, 2021
The American Chemistry Council is trying to convince federal and state legislators that PFAS isn't a problem that needs to be addressed ...

BLOG | Deep-Sea Mining for Metals: Treading Carefully on the Path Toward Renewables

by Katherine Wilkin | June 8, 2021
Demand for metals and minerals that make up critical components of clean energy technology are on the rise ...

BLOG | Scientists Will Urge Biden to Go Big on Ocean Protection

by Guest Contributor | June 2, 2021
Scientists’ letter urges the administration to prioritize highly threatened, productive continental shelf waters for protection. Sign the letter ...

BLOG | What is Going On with Colorado Air Quality?

by Chandra Rosenthal | May 24, 2021
Colorado has been undermining its own air pollution experts for years in favor of easing requirements for polluters ...

BLOG | Endangered Species Day: In Praise of the Combat Biologists

by Peter Jenkins | May 21, 2021
Combat biologists have helped ensure the success of the Endangered Species Act, working tirelessly for even the most humble creature ...

BLOG | New England States Must Act on PFAS in Pesticides

by Tim Whitehouse | May 20, 2021
PFAS laden pesticides being sprayed aerially to control mosquitoes is yet another exposure to this ubiquitous forever chemical ...