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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EPA Headquarters and Chicago, Dallas and Kansas City Regional Libraries Re-Open
Rep. Brown Notice Intercepted at Post Office on Orders of USDA Undersecretary
“Month Late and a Dollar Short” Report Ignores Problems It Finds
“Management Mafia” Condones Slurs and Adverse Acts While Resisting Remedies
Widespread Industry Penetration of Interior Tatters Kempthorne Ethics Vows
EPA Remediation Plan for Brick Township Landfill Ready for Public Review
Following Guilty Plea MMS Director Warns Workers to Expect More Shoes to Drop
Agency Settles Unfair labor Complaint on Librarian Services, Collections and Space
Employees Told Not to Answer Questions or “Make Any Statements”
Federal Court Asked to Force Government to Release Records
Audit Found Civil and Criminal Liability at Taku Gardens But No Action Taken
Highly Redacted Inspector General Report Posted on Official Website
Four Key Committee Chairs Ask GAO to Review EPA Library “Restoration” Plans
Responsibility Evaded for Uninhabitable Base Family Housing Atop Weapons Dump
Political Appointee Asserts Control over All Libraries, Repeals 30-Year-Old Manual
Corzine Administration Caves on Governor’s Signature Environmental Issue
Acre-for-Acre, Refuges Get 17 Cents for Every Dollar Spent on National Parks
Industry Told Not to Bother Submitting Data Qualifiers on Pollution Reports
Arizona Historic Officer Defaces Historic Site