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»
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Groups Call for Ouster of Top BLM Appraiser
Inspector General to Audit California Water Resources Handling of Federal Aid
Complaints Target BLM Neutral Stance on Livestock Grazing Climate Impacts
Phil North Subpoenaed from Australia for Deposition in Farfetched Lawsuit
Confidential Agency Panel Approves Censorship and Media Gag Orders
Hundreds of Violations Repeatedly Forgiven in Name of “Compliance Assistance”
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