Virginia

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.

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News Releases for Virginia

GAS DRILLING DIVIDES ANOTHER NATIONAL FOREST

Damage to Endangered Bat Caves and Toxic Pits Plague Monongahela NF

LOUDOUN COUNTY STAFFER FIRED FOR FILING ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT

Warnings about Growth Dangers Suppression Sparks Free Speech Challenge

WHISTLEBLOWER UNDERGOES ORDEAL BY APPEAL

Third Trip to U.S. Fourth Circuit for Park Service Asbestos Hero

VIRGINIA WETLANDS FIGHT SPARKS CHARGES

Top State Official Issues Threats and Calls for Silencing Corps Employees

POLITICS OBSTRUCT CIVIL WAR DAMAGE CASE AGAINST DEVELOPER

Senator and Top Park Official Intervene to Lower Fine for Archaeological Violations

FOREST SERVICE STIFLED ECOLOGICAL HISTORY

Ignores Own Ecological Records

PEER does not have a Virginia field office, 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.