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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Former Executive Had Hand in Lifting GMO and Pesticide Bans in Refuges
Agency Stops Posting Performance Data and Hides Basic Programmatic Information
Confirmation for Appointee Subverting Senate’s Advice and Consent Power
Moving from National Training Academy to Shorter Courses at Non-NPS Facilities
As disturbing Trump appointees go, Scott Pruitt at EPA is hard to top. Well, somebody else who has that potential is awaiting confirmation – David Bernhardt as Secretary of Interior.
U.S. Special Counsel Asked to Look at EPA Press Office Hatch Act Violations
Claims Progress in Stemming “Avalanche of Ethical Misconduct” across All Bureaus
BLM Alaska Downsizing Reduces Both Staff and Oil Company Reimbursements
Trump Agencies Purging Dissenting Information from the Administrative Record
Lawsuit Induced Wheeler to Make a New Records Policy and Transparency Vow
Staff Ordered to Perform Nonemergency Work to Serve Special Interests
Not only is this the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, it is also the dumbest. Incredibly, it is already the third shutdown during the relatively short but seemingly interminable Trump tenure. With the first round of missed paychecks, hardship is visited on...
Lowest Number of New Anti-Pollution Cases in 30 Years
Humans and Wildlife at Risk by End of Critical Monitoring and Pollution Testing
Wish List to Axe Conservation, Wilderness, and Endangered Species Protections
Documents on Keyless Ignitions and Lack of CO Safety Features Sought
Proposed Rules Facilitate Request, Fee Waiver, and Expedited Processing Rejections
2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Altered to Restrict “Leadership” Definition
Inspector General Decries “Weak or Non-Existent Controls” on Grants and Aid
Agency Still Lacks Early Warning System to Avert Lead Drinking Water Tragedies