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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Restoration of Removed Managers Risks Renewed Exodus of Special Agents
Corporate Political Donors Control DEP Toxic Clean-Up Oversight and Rulemaking
Converting 40,000 Wilderness-Suitable Acres to ORV Trails Violates Law and Policy
Oyster Creek Reactor Can Keep Wreaking Havoc on Barnegat Bay Marine Life
Pennsylvania Auditor General Asked to Investigate State Agencies’ Inaction
Employee Survey Underlines Drinking Water, Sewage and Big Compliance Questions
Large Categories of Enforcement, Inspection and Property Records Going Off Limits
Lawsuit Targets Lead Poisoning of Millions of Wildlife from Lead Bullets & Tackle
EPA Assurance Adds to Confusion about Fate of DuPont Pompton Lakes Clean-Up
Inspector General: Staff & Inmates “Needlessly” Exposed to Excessive Heavy Metals
“Safety Cushion” Extended to Polluters at Expense of Public Health
Agency Quietly Pulls Plug on Touted Recordkeeping National Emphasis Program
Contractors to Write Flood Control, Coastal Wetlands and Other Approvals
Renewed Call for Investigation of Former BLM Official Turned Industry Lobbyist
Agency Faces FOIA Lawsuit for Failing to Turn Over Documents
Inability to Document Natural Resource Damages May Bedevil BP Spill Payments
Tougher Pollution Controls Multiply Toxic Potency of Coal Combustion Wastes
Convoluted Guidance Paralyzes Decisions as Priority Pollution Efforts Ebb
Navy Cannot Find Records to Quell Claims of Continued Open Sea Dumping
Lapsed Leases, Below Market Rates and Sweetheart Deals Give Corporations Breaks