PEER’s Action in Maintaining Good Governance
Public servants are under attack and government is failing in many of its basic functions. That is why PEER insists on high ethical standards, professionalism, accountability, and public participation in decisions that affect public health, the environment and natural resources. We fight for the strengthening of laws affecting open records, whistleblower protections, data quality, and government oversight. We are fierce litigators of freedom of information laws and often call on Inspectors General to investigate government malfeasance.
We use all the tools available to us to help public employees right environmental wrongs and to build the foundation for lasting, positive change.
These policies were mandated to protect the scientific community.
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Restoring Science, Protecting the Public: 43 Steps for the Next Presidential Term
The selfless and talented scientists working for the federal government do arguably the most important research in the world, collecting and analyzing information about public health threats, environmental harms, climate change, and innumerable other subjects. They should be free to pursue their research where it leads and communicate their results without political manipulation or fear of reprisal. Their results are the people’s work and should be available for the benefit of the people… Read More»
NEWS FROM PEER
There have been several positive developments in PEER’s efforts to expose the corrupt culture within EPA’s new chemicals program but still a long way to go.
EPA whistleblowers reveal a culture where scientific fraud and harassment are committed to serve the chemical industry.
EPA is shirking oversight with new chemical approvals and a toxic workplace makes objecting to this corruption dangerous.
New Administrator Says Yes but Managers Say No – Go to Public Affairs
Many Worked for Years in Failed System without a Peep of Protest
During his first 100 days in office, President Biden has begun to chart a new course for the nation’s environmental programs.
Guest Contributor: John Martin – Department of Interior leadership and missions have been severely compromised and highly polarized over the past four years.
The recent Supreme Court decision makes government less transparent by shielding scientific conclusions from disclosure unless they are finally adopted by agency decision-makers.
Jonathan Lundgren was a top-rated USDA research scientist until he started revealing the environmental harms of the neonicotinoid insecticides and other favorite products of the pesticide industry.
After four years of deceit under the Trump administration, it is time to restore confidence in government, including in the Senate confirmation process.
The Trump Administration went out of its way to violate “good government” laws and norms. Here’s a list of their worst “Dirty Dozen” abuses.
Following the Trump-inspired mob takeover of the U.S. Capitol, a growing parade of high-ranking Trump officials have resigned.
The new rule is an attempt to restrict EPA’s ability to rely on science when taking regulatory actions or making science-based decisions.
DOJ Claims Suit Against Illegal Trump Appointees Will Be Moot on January 20th
A guide for the Biden administration to avoid repeating the Trump administration’s unlawful actions in making appointments in the Interior Department.
Although these are unsettling days, poll after poll shows Americans care about issues such as the environment, climate change and clean water
Giving political appointees the ability to easily hire and fire civil servants in policy positions put the American people at risk by politicizing the civil service.
A federal court in Montana is now determining which of William Pendley actions as illegal head of the Bureau of Lang Management (BLM) should be invalidated.
Secretary Bernhardt continues his carousel of illegal appointments with new de facto NPS Director Margaret Emerson
Judge rules WIlliam Pendley cannot serve as a de facto Director of the BLM despite the anemic arguments to the contrary by David Bernhardt.