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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Call for Commitment to Revive Declining Enforcement and Strengthen Oversight
Proposed Cellular Antennas in Paradise Visitor Center Will Wire Wilderness
Hyper-Partisanship Sidelines Historic Congressional Monument Role
Has Interior Leadership Void Enabled Allowed Reclamation to Go Totally Rogue?
New BLM Figures Show Little Progress in Healing Lands Degraded by Overgrazing
OSC Finds Cataloging and Repatriation Requirements Remain “Goal, Not Reality”
IG Finds Ongoing Lead Cases Compromised; No Punishment for Perpetrator
“Strategic Planning” Posting Highlights Park Service Accountability Blind Spot
Agency Apologizes for Destroying Sacred Sites but Offers No Atonement
Parks Stumble into Second Century with Growing Gaps and No Coherent Game-Plan
Final Report on Desecration of Sacred Indian Sites Offers No Reforms or Remedies
Top Woman Out; Top Men Remain Amid Sex Harassment, Ethics & Other Scandals
Third Critical Inspector General Report Finds Problems Confirmed in First
Highlands Septic Study Faces Retraction Demand
Groups Call for Ouster of Top BLM Appraiser
Inspector General to Audit California Water Resources Handling of Federal Aid
Complaints Target BLM Neutral Stance on Livestock Grazing Climate Impacts
Phil North Subpoenaed from Australia for Deposition in Farfetched Lawsuit
Confidential Agency Panel Approves Censorship and Media Gag Orders
Hundreds of Violations Repeatedly Forgiven in Name of “Compliance Assistance”