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.
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
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State DEP Sitting on Report Detailing Fenimore Landfill Toxic Seepage into Streams
Two-Thirds of Leaking Underground Storage Tank Clean Up Work Left Undone
Plan to Armor Road Requires Director to Set Aside Conservation Rules
Astronomic 96% Compliance Boast False but Statistics Highlight Rising Dysfunction
Weak Contract Administration Encourages Fleet Violations and Abuses
No Officials Punished in 10-Year Building Spree Defacing Effigy Mounds Monument
Mastro Report Focus on DEP Role in Pressing Hoboken for Rockefeller Project
Volcanic All-Hands Meeting Results in Stalling Tactics Not Leadership Change
Administrator’s Jet-Fueled Climate Change Tour Only Produces Carbon Pollution
500 Video Devices Gather Dust after Clueless Purchase by Law Enforcement Branch
No Public Input or Legislative Review of Belated Plan to Qualify for Federal Funds
100 Citations-a-Year Target Rankles Officers Confused by Contradictory Directives
Sea-Level Rise and Per-Acre Price Not Factored into Land Acquisition Formula
U.S. EPA to Investigate Why Key Air Monitor Went Offline for Nearly Three Days
Unwritten Civil Service Selection Process Circumvents Bonus Points for DC Residents
Hazard Mitigation Funding Criteria Ignores Municipal Need and Hazard Severity
Lt. Governor Guadagno Tasked as Red Tape Czar to Ram through Projects
Jersey Rebuilding Effort Studded with Sketchy and Costly Federal Rule Deviations
Expedited Conflict Review Sought before Hurried Pipeline Approval Vote This Week
Drone Deployment to Be Governed by Internal Group With No Public Involvement