Commentary

COMMENTARY | EPA Releases PFAS Contamination Information

by Tim Whitehouse | March 10, 2022
After PEER FOIAs and a lawsuit, EPA releases a trove of information on PFAS contamination throughout the United States. Find out more here ...

COMMENTARY | How Maryland’s Renewable Energy Law Hurts Maryland

by Tim Whitehouse | February 25, 2022
In Maryland, "clean renewable energy" may include burning fossil fuels, trash, wood or other waste to produce electricity ...

STATEMENT | Federal Protections Restored to Gray Wolves

by Hudson Kingston | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | PEER works with Lawmakers to Fight Conowingo License

by Paula Dinerstein | February 10, 2022
PEER continues to work to compel Exelon Corp., owners of the Conowingo Dam, to clean it up and mitigate the ongoing risk to the Chesapeake Bay ...

COMMENTARY | Scientific Integrity’s Central Conundrum

by Jeff Ruch | February 9, 2022
The issues with Dr. Lander's tenure in the White House are a symptom of a large problem with scientific integrity and research in federal government ...

Op-Ed | Why KC Becker holds the key to Front Range air quality

by Chandra Rosenthal | February 8, 2022
Colorado has been badly out of compliance with National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for a decade now. It's getting worse, not better ...

COMMENTARY | Climate Integrity Project Targets False Solutions

by Tim Whitehouse | February 8, 2022
PEER is launching a Climate Integrity Project to address bogus offsets, keeping clean energy clean and strengthening transparency in climate programs ...

COMMENTARY | Startling New EPA Data on PFAS Waste Disposal

by Tim Whitehouse | January 26, 2022
Recently obtained data from EPA documents what is likely only a small fraction of the generation and disposal of PFAS waste across the country ...

COMMENTARY | Being Bold on National Park Staffing

by Hudson Kingston | January 20, 2022
The National Park Service is suffering from a staffing crisis, bold action is needed to address climate, conservation and maintenance goals ...

COMMENTARY | Conservation and Climate Action Require a Better Bureau of Land Management

by Hudson Kingston | December 23, 2021
Without changing its own culture, Bureau of Land Management will be unable to achieve the Biden Administration's conservation and climate goals ...

Op-Ed | Biden’s Leadership Vacancies at Interior Recall Trump’s Track Record

by Peter Jenkins | December 16, 2021
The department plays a pivotal role in fulfilling many of the administration’s goals. It deserves more than temporary minders ...

COMMENTARY | Concern Over President’s Choice to Head Federal Wildlife Agency 

by Guest Contributor | December 13, 2021
The Biden Administration's pick to lead the Fish and Wildlife Service, Martha Williams, seems to be lacking in the required education ...

COMMENTARY | Opaque Decision-Making at The Colorado Air Pollution Control Division

by Guest Contributor | December 10, 2021
Colorado Air Pollution Control Division has a convenient history of bad record keeping at a time when reporters, citizens and lawmakers have a lot of questions ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...