Good Governance

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.

Restoring Science, Protecting the Public: 43 Steps for the Next Presidential Term

To successfully emerge from the pandemic, we must rebuild not only the government’s scientific capacity but also the public’s trust in the government’s ability to provide reliable information and make decisions that protect our health and well-being.  Read More»

Federal Vacancies Reform Act

All political appointees must be properly vetted and approved.

Freedom of Information Act

Open access to public records is a critical part of ensuring government is held accountable.

Administrative Rule-Making

Administrative Procedure Act is the foundational statute for the modern administrative state.

Scientific Integrity Policies by Agency

These policies were mandated to protect the scientific community.

Public Record Laws by State

FOIA records include information on exemptions to disclosure, access rights, and destruction of public records.

Information Quality Act

All materials relied upon or distributed by federal agencies must be of the highest quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity.


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