District of Columbia

PEER's environmental work is solely directed by the needs of its members. As a consequence, we have the distinct honor of serving resource professionals who daily cast profiles in courage in cubicles across the country.

Find out about District of Columbia's whistleblower law

News Releases for District of Columbia

SUIT TO ENFORCE DISTRICT RESIDENT HIRING PREFERENCE

Employee Purged by Mayor Gray Fights Blackball Barring Him from City Jobs

DC’S SEWAGE GREEN SCAM WILL KEEP POTOMAC WATERSHED FILTHY

“Green Infrastructure” Used as Red Herring for Delaying Sewage Overflow Controls

GRAY ADMINISTRATION GUTS DC RESIDENT HIRING PREFERENCE

Unwritten Civil Service Selection Process Circumvents Bonus Points for DC Residents

REDSKIN OWNER TREE-CUTTING WHISTLEBLOWER CASE RESOLVED

Special Counsel Mediation Brings Happy Ending for Park Service Ranger Danno

SCANT TESTING FOR ARCTIC BLOWOUT CAPPING SYSTEM

Safety Agency Can Produce Only One Page of Notes to Demonstrate Cap Reliability

POLITICAL MUDWRESTLING ON MEXICAN WOLF SCIENCE

Documents Show Bargaining to Shape Scientific Findings to Meet Political Ends

PENTAGON SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY RULE – BROAD SWEEP, FEW DETAILS

One-Third of Federal Agencies Still Lack Final Policies, Others Are Incomplete

STATE WHISTLEBLOWER LAWS STEADILY STRENGTHENING

Cash-Strapped States Look to Whistleblowers to Pinpoint Waste and Fraud

FEDERAL WILDLIFE AGENCIES ORDERED TO IGNORE GLOBAL WARMING

No Review of New Greenhouse Gas Pollution for Impact on Species or Habitat

SUPREME COURT DECISION SCRAMBLES NATIONAL PARK FIREARM PLAN

Many State Laws Will Be Subject to Legal Challenge and Uncertainty

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PEER does not have a District of Columbia chapter, but if you would like to start one, let us know.

As a service organization, PEER relies on current or former agency employees to point out issues to work on. If you work for a resource management agency, and you struggle with:

  • political interference with science-based decisions,
  • undue influence of industry into permitting decisions,
  • a management hostile to the conservation views of staff,
  • censorship of job-related opinions, or anti-government threats from your community

PEER can help!
Our job is to deliver the problem to your agency decision-makers and the public while protecting the anonymity of the messenger. This may be as simple as a letter from PEER to your supervisor that says, "we're watching," or as complex as a legal challenge to your administration. To see examples of common tactics we've used in other states, check out our agency surveys, white papers and news releases.

As with all of our work, every project is employee directed. That means you call the shots.

For more information, contact PEER at info@peer.org or (202) 265-7337.