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: Exploding in a Neighborhood Near You

by Tim Whitehouse | January 16, 2020
America's industrial infrastructure suffers from aging pipes prone to corrosive leaks leading to ignition that have led to near-catastrophic accidents ...

BLOG: EPA Science Advisors Slam EPA’s Proposed Water Rule

by Tim Whitehouse | January 6, 2020
A working group of the EPA's Scientific Advisory Board blasts the Administration's efforts to drastically scale back U.S. clean water protections ...

PEERMail: PEER in Review 2019

by Tim Whitehouse | December 30, 2019
With 2019 almost over, we wanted to share some of the things we are most proud of and thank you for all the support you have given us the past year. We couldn’t have done any of it without you. Many of the best things we do at PEER, we cannot talk about. Working behind ...

PEERMail: Bureaucratic High Crimes and Misdemeanors

by Tim Whitehouse | December 16, 2019
While the House wrestles with impeachment, executive branch agencies are daily flouting the law – usually under orders from political appointees – with little accountability and even less consequence. Consider some recent examples with which PEER is currently wrestling – Senior ...

PEERMail: Civil Service Crucible

by Tim Whitehouse | December 2, 2019
The House impeachment hearings showcased our federal civil service as a true national asset. Conscientious, knowledgeable, and highly professional, the witnesses exhibited the best qualities of public service, amidst pointed, sometimes vicious, political pushback. These qualities are not ...