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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Lack of Surprise Inspections and Independent Review Targeted in Lawsuit
Review Asked for Overhead of Up to 50% in Open-Ended Reclamation Contracts
One-Third of Deep Ocean Stations Are “Dead”; Funding Woes May Preclude Fixes
NOAA Casts Blame but Cannot Find Cause for Massive Budgetary Check Kiting
FDA Wishful Strategy of Corporate Cooperation to Stem Growing Drug Resistance
Probe Commissioned to Plug Leaks and Root out Dissent on Arctic Offshore Drilling
Unilateral Environmental Disarmament Based on Myth of Universal Compliance
Last Minute Attempt to Rewrite Vinyard Résumé to Avoid Federal Debarment
Corporate Style Clashed with Anti-Spoils System Safeguards in Massachusetts
New Jersey Stopped Issuing Backlog Report Which Showed No Permit Backlog
Suit Seeks Release of Inspector General Review of Forest Service Serial Assaults
“Pave and Wave” Cleanups, Cancer Clusters Ignored and School Asbestos Worsened
Navistar Licensing EPA Diesel Emissions Technology That Does Not Work
Plans to Remove Discharge Limits, Strip Terms and Create One-Size-Fits-All Permits
Tried to Cook the Books and Silence Whistleblower While Shielding Contractor
National Weather Service Head Pushed Out in Frantic Damage Control Drill
Sell State Lands to Foreign Nations, Move Offices to Parks and Pelletize State Forests
Enforcement Obstruction, Disruption and “Kill the Lawyers” Style in Massachusetts
Not Very Well, His Record as Massachusetts Governor Suggests
Thirty Five Sites Passed Over for Superfund Relief; One More Site Still Pending