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. This series of memos provides concrete steps the next administration can take—without significant costs—to make government more effective, efficient, transparent, and accountable. These are principles of good government. Read More>>
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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Thirty Five Sites Passed Over for Superfund Relief; One More Site Still Pending
Right-Wing Allies Still Seeking Researcher’s Papers in Related Suit
One in Three Dollars Reaches Parks; Rest Goes to Overhead and Corporate Support
Sudden Shift Rips Tsunami Warning Buoys and Alaska Emergency Preparedness
White House Refuses to Reveal Scope of Partnership with Monsanto and Cohorts
Focused Public Pressure Trumped Corporate Influence on National Park Policies
Official Investigation Uncovers Plague of Dysfunction Afflicting 20 Eastern States
U.S. EPA Will Not Release Hazardous Ratings for Pompton Lakes and Other Sites
Duties Have Direct Impact on Former Clients’ Fortunes; Ethics Review Requested
Inspector General Sat on Scathing Report to Limit Government Officials’ Liability
Nuclear and Natural Gas Touted; Conservation Incentives to be Zeroed Out
Control of Deadly Seepage Put on “Honor System” in Christie Regulatory Rollback
Secretary Vinyard May Lose Authority over Water Quality Regulation at Key Time
No New Milk, Rain or Drinking Water Sampling for another Three Months
Eco-Fund Raided for Anti-Eco Projects; Recycling $ Recycled to General Fund
Inspector General Excoriates EPA for Blocking Risk Assessments and Screening
NOAA Wants Tsunami Warning Center Relocated Where Navy Says to Evacuate
Confusing, Conflicting Guidance on Climbing Anchors and Other Topics
Bird and Bat Studies Not Designed to Pick Up Meaningful Data
Governors in Florida and Maine Open Hen-House Doors to Fox with Corporate Ties