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.
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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.
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Environmental Groups Decry 11th hour plan
Inspector General to Review U.S. Geological Survey Management of Specimen Troves
19 Major Accidents Ignored as Chemical Safety Board Prolongs Internal Probes
Politicized, Misguided, and Shrouded Probes Should Disqualify Kendall
Special Counsel Asked to Reverse Recent Raft of Blanket Nondisclosure Policies
Agency Doubles Down on Outmoded Dynamometers While Eschewing In-Use Data
Federal Employees in the West Put in Crosshairs by Superheated Political Rhetoric
Sole-Source Payments Piecemealed to Avoid Bid, Affirmative Action and Other Rules
Slight Uptick in 2014 Continues Precipitous Across-the-Board Enforcement Decline
Agency Combines Automotive Regulatory Function with Industry R&D Partnerships
Canaveral Seashore Probe Finds Fraud, Nepotism & Mismanagement but No Action
Zeros Out Park Maintenance Money and Forces Layoffs in Waste & Water Programs
Pursuit of Trivial Information Masks IG Lack of Oversight on Serious Matters
Woefully Lax EPA Corrosive Dust Standards Endanger Responders and Residents
“Significant Deficiencies” May Cost State $23 Million in “Unsupported” Expenses
Bashes Open Space Commitment He Touts to Win Federal Grants
Eco-Penalty Assessments Drop to All-Time Low: More Than Third Not Fined at All
Pre-Approval Engineering & Construction Done on U.S./Canada Crossing Expansion
Federal Office Stopped Cataloguing Discoveries, Tracking Loans or Notifying Tribes
U.S. Industrial Loss Burden 3 Times European Union and Gap Is Growing