Commentary

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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...

COMMENTARY | 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 ...