Washington

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 Washington

NAVY CONTINUES UP TO 300 DETONATIONS PER YEAR IN PUGET SOUND

Promised Environmental Mitigation Measures “Floundering” Due to Navy Resistance

TRIBE MEMBERS HAVE LONG HISTORY OF GAME VIOLATIONS

Seattle City Council Poised to Cede White River Game Management to Muckleshoot

CONSERVATION GROUPS CHARGE EPA WITH VIOLATING ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

Call for fisheries biologists to evaluate pollution discharged into critical habitat

PARK OFFICIAL SHOULD BE DISCIPLINED FOR WILDERNESS VIOLATION

Olympic Superintendent Wasted $250,000 Despite Warning Plan Was Illegal

AUDIT FINDS STATE WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

Retaliation Against Whistleblowers and Lack of Follow-Through Threaten Program

BURIED STUDY ON WASHINGTON LANDFILL MERCURY FINALLY SURFACES

Ecology Allowed Landfill Operators to Select Sites for Mercury Testing

U.S. DISTRICT COURT UPHOLDS WILDERNESS ACT

Olympic National Park's Shelters Are In Violation Of Act

JUDGE: FEDERAL FLOODPLAIN PROGRAM VIOLATES ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

Conservation groups win landmark case to protect Puget Sound chinook salmon from sprawl

OLYMPIC PARK VIOLATING WILDERNESS ACT

Lawsuit to Block Pre-Fabs Being Helicoptered Into Wilderness

WHISTLEBLOWER CALLS FOR FIX TO WATER RIGHTS EVALUATIONS

State Auditor's Office Ducks the Issue

PEER does not have a Washington 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.