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.
These policies were mandated to protect the scientific community.
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Restoring Science, Protecting the Public: 43 Steps for the Next Presidential Term
The selfless and talented scientists working for the federal government do arguably the most important research in the world, collecting and analyzing information about public health threats, environmental harms, climate change, and innumerable other subjects. They should be free to pursue their research where it leads and communicate their results without political manipulation or fear of reprisal. Their results are the people’s work and should be available for the benefit of the people… Read More»
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Unauthorized Official Okayed Trips Contrary to Statute
EPA would straight-jacket its quasi-independent appeals board by determining what it could hear and how it could rule
Despite Near Misses, Agency Claims Ignorance on Hydrogen Fluoride Risks
SES Shudders at Clueless Reorganizations and Parade of Temporary Leaders
Regional Administrator for New England Carries Heavy Baggage from Dow
Trump and Bernhardt Continue to Deny Senate Role in Confirming Directors
Belated New Policy Leaves Troves of Scientific Specimens in Limbo
“My understanding is that this intervention to contradict the forecaster was not based on science.”
Role of Ex-Monsanto Executive in Green-Lighting Use on Refuges at Issue
PEER’s Response to President Trump’s address on environmental leadership: The United States is reversing course on the substantial environmental gains that have been made under previous administrations.
New Layers of Regional Bureaucracy Larded on Top of Current Structure
Ultra-Right Wing Lawyer William Pendley is Uniquely Unqualified to Run BLM
Pizza Party for Lean Management Video Winners
Few Complaints Filed Inside Interior and None Sustained Since 2015
Union Powers Sharply Curtailed in Non-Bargained 7-Year “Agreement”
Official Claims of Near Universal Pollution Compliance Flatly Untrue
Inspector General Asked to Take Action Against Department of the Interior Violations
Letter Protests the District’s Bad Process for Bad Legislation
Although we expect the current Senate to cower as the President continues to erode that body’s Constitutional powers, we will continue to challenge these appointments
False Accusations Imperil Work of FWS Employees