PEER’s Action in Maintaing 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.
Open access to public records is a critical part of ensuring government is held accountable.
These policies were mandated to protect the scientific community.
FOIA records include information on exemptions to disclosure, access rights, and destruction of public records.
NEWS FROM PEER
PEER submitted comments yesterday opposing the Commission on Environmental Quality (CEQ)’s proposal to fillet our nation’s foundational environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA requires that every agency of the federal government consider...
Post-Impeachment Drive to Root out Disloyal Officials Should Be Enjoined
The House impeachment hearings showcased our federal civil service as a true national asset. Conscientious, knowledgeable, and highly professional, the witnesses exhibited the best qualities of public service, amidst pointed, sometimes vicious, political pushback....
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SES Shudders at Clueless Reorganizations and Parade of Temporary Leaders
Regional Administrator for New England Carries Heavy Baggage from Dow
Trump and Bernhardt Continue to Deny Senate Role in Confirming Directors
Belated New Policy Leaves Troves of Scientific Specimens in Limbo