New England


Kyla Bennett

New England PEER’s Director and PEER’s Director of Science Policy, Kyla previously worked at EPA Region 1 for 10 years as a wetland permit reviewer and as the Region’s Wetlands Enforcement Coordinator. Kyla first became involved with PEER in the mid-1990s, when she became a whistleblower herself. Kyla has a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Connecticut and a law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. Her familiarity with science, the law, and the inner workings of state and federal governmental agencies enable her to assist public environmental employees throughout New England.

EPA Confirms PFAS in Aerial Pesticides  

by Kirsten Stade | January 14, 2021
Regulatory Loopholes Allow Massive Spread of Toxic “Forever Chemicals ...

New EPA Lead and Copper Rule Inadequate

by Kirsten Stade | December 23, 2020
Final Rule Perpetuates Risk to Minority Communities ...

Aerially Sprayed Pesticide Contains PFAS  

by Kirsten Stade | December 1, 2020
“Forever Chemicals” Potentially Spread Over Millions of Acres ...

PEERMail: Aerial Spraying PFAS in Massachusetts

by Tim Whitehouse | November 30, 2020
Massachusetts communities struggle with PFAS contamination in their water supplies. One source of this contamination could be insecticides ...

Rhode Island Ignores Sewage Dumping in Historic Harbor   

by Kirsten Stade | October 27, 2020
Federal Action Sought to Stop Sewage Discharges Befouling Sakonnet Harbor ...

Op-Ed | Should We Stop Spraying for Mosquitoes During the Pandemic?

by Kyla Bennett | October 7, 2020
Should we be using pesticides when spraying for mosquitoes that may compromise someone’s respiratory system during a pandemic ...