What We Do Every Day at PEER

  • Combat political manipulation of science. Public agency scientists are under tremendous pressure not to report results that argue for resource protection, and when they do that work it is often suppressed or re-written. PEER is working to strengthen and enforce scientific integrity rules and data quality laws to protect the accuracy and completeness of technical documents. Follow our progress
  • Enforce the law. PEER works with rangers, inspectors, attorneys and other specialists to make sure that our environmental laws are actually enforced and that political obstructions are removed. When necessary, we go to court ourselves to enforce the law. Learn more
  • Defend whistleblowers. While we work mightily to avoid putting employees in the position of having to be whistleblowers, if that is not possible, we defend them ferociously. See how
  • Protect public health. PEER is waging national campaigns to protect the water we drink, the air we breathe and the food we eat. See how our work extends from factories to the schoolhouse door
  • Shield scientists from interference. PEER operates a unique program providing legal information, counseling and, when needed, formal representation to embattled scientists at no cost to them. This Alliance for Legal Protection of Science (ALPS) also helps PEER staff counsel provide pro bono legal assistance to besieged scientists.
  • Help eco-cops do their jobs. From local, state and federal environmental law enforcement agencies across the country, PEER teams with embattled rangers, law enforcement officers, attorneys and inspectors to better pursue violations of anti-pollution and wildlife protection laws. Look at one example
  • Safeguard public lands. When public agencies cannot effectively address threats to our public lands, PEER steps in. Look at our work curbing off-road vehicle abuse and the widespread degradation of federal range land from persistent overgrazing
  • Shelter wildlife and their habitats.  We go to court when needed to stop abusive wildlife policies
  • End giveaways of your public resources. Disclosures through PEER have stopped massive rip-offs of public resources and even reformed the land exchange process
  • Throw a “Lifeline” to every environmental employee. PEER wants to reach out to cubicles, field stations and laboratories across the country. Every employee who faces political pressures to ignore laws or put development above conservation should know how to call PEER
  • What Else Would You Like to Know About PEER? Look around this site and find out!