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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Contradictions, Legal Questions, and Confusion Cloud Zinke Monument Review
More Than $100 Million Misused yet No Repayments, Reforms or Reprimands
Susan Bodine Starts as “Special Counsel to Administrator on Enforcement” on Tues.
Findings of Illegality and Waste Fail to Spark Bureau of Reclamation Reform
Number of Criminal Investigators, Cases Opened, and Convictions Nosediving
Park Concerns with Pending Bill Stifled by Junior Trump Political Operative
Washington’s Rep. Kretz Threatened University to Fire Scientist and End Research
OPM Plan Allows Unlimited “Notice Leave” and Lets Agencies Police Themselves
Veteran’s Farewell Decries Radical Pruitt Pollution “Deregulation”
Park Offers No Alternatives or Mitigation to Contain Cell Spillover from Paradise
Groping Superintendent Gets Bonus and Lateral Transfer despite Raft of Violations
Alaska Region Urges Off-the-Books Cash to Logger to Sweeten Tongass Contract
Two More Cases of Misconduct by High-Level Officials Carry Little Consequence
Lawsuit Filed to Force U.S. Forest Service to Disclose the Fate of Promised Reforms
New Policy Enables Administrator to Bypass Staff and Dispense Favors to Industry
Backlog of Interior Wilderness Reviews to See If More, Not Less, Protection Needed
Pruitt Should Put Up Evidence Supporting Stance or Cease Climate Denials
Bad Sales Cost Taxpayers & Alaska Schools Big Money and Hurt the Forest
Lawsuit to Block Transfer at Critical Stage as Refuge Withers on Starvation Diet
New Towers and Major Facility Expansion Violate Laws and Park Service Policies