Scientific Integrity


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.

PEERMail | What’s Next On Scientific Integrity?

by Tim Whitehouse | February 16, 2021
The influence of scientists in government has been gradually eroded over the last four decades as powerful economic interests asserted themselves ...

Vilsack Pick Fails Scientific Integrity Test

by Jeff Ruch | February 3, 2021
Vilsack Pick Fails Scientific Integrity Test On January 21, President Biden issued an extensive Executive Memorandum to department heads on the issue of scientific integrity. One federal agency that conducts much important scientific work is the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA’s ...

Vilsack’s Disturbing Suppression of USDA Science 

by Kirsten Stade | January 29, 2021
His Biotech Advocacy Quashed Research Showing Adverse Effects ...

Statement | Biden Administration’s New Direction on Climate

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

BLOG | The Dumpster Fire Presidency in Review

by Peter Jenkins | January 19, 2021
The Trump Administration went out of its way to violate “good government” laws and norms. Here's a list of their worst "Dirty Dozen" abuses ...

BLOG: Don’t Mention COVID-19 at NOAA

by Kyla Bennett | July 22, 2020
NOAA has informed its employees to avoid mentions of COVID-19 in publicly available documents as the hyper-political White House attempts to win reelection ...