As we deal with this global pandemic, PEER is adapting and responding, and continuing our work of protecting public employees who protect our environment, natural resources and public health.
First, we’re prioritizing the health of our staff by practicing social distancing and working from home. With today’s modern technologies, we won’t miss a beat, though.
Our work watch-dogging the Trump administration will continue as we expose corruption, malfeasance and anti-science agendas in government. Working with employee contacts, we will also attempt to expose and help remedy harmful breakdowns of pollution controls, natural resource protections and public health protections.
Finally, we will be working to make sure that public employees are afforded appropriate protections at work, including such measures as liberal teleworking and other steps needed to reduce the risk of infection at work.
Despite the connection between exposure to air pollution and adverse outcomes from COVID-19, EPA continues to accelerate its efforts to gut important air quality protections, unleashing what a new staff report by U.S. Senator Carper calls a “pandemic of pollution.” Since March 1, EPA has rolled back vehicle fuel economy standards, relaxing efforts to limit tailpipe pollution and virtually undoing one of the government’s most significant efforts to combat climate change. Read More »
CORONAVIRUS NEWS FROM PEER
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