Opened in June 2005, New Jersey PEER is headed up by Bill Wolfe, a former client who spent the previous 13 years as a Policy Analyst and Planner with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (1985-1995; 2002-2004).
Bill came to know PEER in 1994 when his career at DEP was punctuated by his public disclosure of a memoranda between Governor Whitman and the Agency seeking to suppress, distort, fail-to-warn the public, and avoid aggressively responding to scientific research documenting high levels of mercury in NJ freshwater fish.
Shortly thereafter, Bill left NJDEP to become the Policy Director for Sierra Club's NJ Chapter from 1995-2002. Then in 2002, Commissioner Bradley Campbell invited Bill to rejoin DEP and serve as the "conscience of the Agency". Bill left the Agency in July 2004 to rejoin the NJ environmental community.
Phone: (609) 397-4861
Links to recent regulatory policy activities:
Letter to DEP on enforcement of buffer rules
Letter on Catastrophic Storm Risk legislation (A3236)
Letter to DEP Commissioner Jackson on proposed rollbacks to "Category One" exceptional waters program
Letter to DEP Commissioner Jackson on upcoming Water Quality Management Planning Rules
Comments on DEP proposed Flood Hazard Area/stream encroachment rules
Letter to DEP Commissioner on risks associated with old landfills
Letter to DEP Commissioner regarding stream buffer loopholes
Letter to DEP regarding upcoming freshwater wetlands rule reforms
Op-Ed on schools on toxic sites
Letter to DEP Commissioner Jackson on the Atlantic States foundry, Phillipsburg plant spill