Executive Director

Tim Whitehouse

Tim Whitehouse has more than 25 years of experience working on a wide range of environmental issues with governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations and community groups. Tim was a senior attorney at the United States Environmental Protection Agency for 10 years, where he specialized in enforcement of the Clean Water Act and in hazardous waste compliance issues. He was also head of the Law and Policy Program at the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation in Montreal, Canada for 5 years. He has worked as a consultant for companies on environmental compliance issues, and with non-profit organizations focusing on clean energy issues. Most recently, he was executive director of Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, a health advocacy group working to address climate change, toxics pollution, and nuclear disarmament issues in Maryland. He holds a JD and BA from Emory University and an MA from New York University.

PEERMail: Troubled Timber Sales at Tongass

by Tim Whitehouse | October 15, 2020
PEER is suing the U.S. Forest Service to force it to produce a long-promised audit of losses from past timber sales in the Tongass National Forest. In 2017, PEER obtained an internal Forest Service document that found staggering monetary losses in two large Tongass timber sales. This ...

PEERMail “Advice and Consent” Is the Law

by Tim Whitehouse | October 1, 2020
Secretary Bernhardt continues his carousel of illegal appointments with new de facto NPS Director Margaret Emerson ...

BLOG: COVID-19 Pressure on FDA and CDC Accelerate as Election Nears

by Tim Whitehouse | September 29, 2020
White House pressuring the FDA and CDC to ignore science and stick to political messaging on the COVID-19 pandemic ...

BLOG: Climate Denier David Legates Joins NOAA

by Tim Whitehouse | September 18, 2020
NOAA appointee Legates is unqualified, illegally appointed, and an eager spokesperson for anti-science/climate denier crusaders ...

PEERMail: BLM Must Embrace Climate Solutions

by Tim Whitehouse | September 15, 2020
Beyond 2020: BLM Must Embrace Climate Solutions This isn’t a great time. With a pandemic, huge blazes tearing across the West, and a record-setting hurricane season, this torrid year marches on, both frightening and tragic for so many people. With all of this swirling around us, ...