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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Agency Asks Court for More Time to Develop “an Appropriate Search Methodology”
Civil Servant Punished for Doing His Job Amidst Shifting Politics and Leadership
Misstatements Masked Lack of Current Data or Consultation Except with Industry
Visitor Center and Restrooms Closed Two Days a Week at Big Tourist Destination
EPA Must Look for Any Scientific Study Supporting Pruitt’s Doubts on Human Role
Attorney General Asked to Review Pruitt’s Fundraising to Fend Off Official Inquiries
Washington State University Pays Researcher Targeted by Industry to Leave Campus
2018 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Changes Definition of “Senior Leadership”
Industry Pesticide Registration Data Hidden from Public and Outside Pruitt Plan
OMB Admits It Did Not Review Massive Public Input on How to “Fix” Government
Multiple Involuntary Moves Appear Designed to Force Targeted Managers to Retire
Premature Disclosure of New NPRA Estimates Led to Resignation in Ethics Protest
Disinformation Campaign against Outspoken Departing Employee Targeted
Retaining Controversial Stoughton Alternative Dooms the Entire Plan to Failure
Lawsuit Seeks Records Detailing Nation’s Largest Park Cellular Expansion
Legitimacy of Acting Directors of Parks, BLM, and Fish & Wildlife Remains in Doubt
For Immediate Release: Feb 22, 2018 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Crew and Peer Sue Pruitt and EPA over Federal Records Law Violations Washington, DC —Scott Pruitt and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appear to be violating federal records laws by...
All Decisions by Acting Park Service, BLM, and Fish & Wildlife Heads Legally Void
From: Vox ““The problem at EPA right now is there is a chilling effect on enforcement,” Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, told E&E News." Read more . . . Read the PEER story
To Resolve Peer Suit, Feds Pledge Transparent Planning Open to All Parties