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.
Open access to public records is a critical part of ensuring government is held accountable.
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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
January 15, 2019 Dear PEER Members, 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...
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