Public Health

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.

Federal Wildlife Disease Labs in Dangerous Shape

by Kirsten Stade | February 4, 2021
Biosafety Breaches Risk Zoonotic Outbreaks and Hinder COVID Research ...

BLOG | Social Distancing to Curb COVID-19 and Park Overcrowding

by Jeff Ruch | February 1, 2021
Biden Executive Order on COVID-19 protocols on federal property puts the National Park Service under a direct presidential order to do something it's resisted for years - manage overcrowding ...

Statement | Biden Administration’s New Direction on Climate

by Tim Whitehouse | January 28, 2021
Biden's executive orders are the first steps to a rapid transition from fossil fuels and increased protections for our communities, public lands and oceans ...

Op-Ed | Viewpoint: EPA Needs to Return to Its Public Health Roots

by Guest Contributor | January 20, 2021
By returning to its public health roots, the EPA can begin to restore the public’s trust in its ability to protect both public health and the environment ...

EPA Confirms PFAS in Aerial Pesticides  

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

Beyond 2020: Pollution Enforcement

by Tim Whitehouse | January 13, 2021
The strength of pollution regulation in the U.S. relies on enforcement, and the agency in charge is falling down on the job ...