Eco-Champions

Paula Dinerstein: Whistleblower Lawyer

by Susan Sargent | March 21, 2018
Paula is PEER's Senior Counsel, and discusses the enormous range of cases brought to PEER by the experts seeking to uphold environmental integrity within their agencies ...

Steve Gniadek: Talking Down a Jumper

by Susan Sargent | March 15, 2018
Steve was the chief biologist at Glacier National Park, who reached out to PEER for help when his superintendent was pushing a permit for a parking lot that would have destroyed old growth forest without proper environmental review ...

Heather Wylie: Kayaking to Save the L.A. River

by Susan Sargent | March 8, 2018
Heather took part in a demonstration to protect the L.A. River, and footage of her kayaking to prove its navigability ended up on YouTube, leading her superiors to propose a career-crippling suspension. PEER mounted a First Amendment defense (the kayaking protest as symbolic Free Speech) ...

Brian McKenna: Michigan Environmental Anthropologist

by Susan Sargent | February 28, 2018
An anthropologist in the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Department of Behavioral Sciences, Brian works as an environmental scholar. Three years before joining academia, Brian was hired by the Ingham County Health Department to conduct an analysis of environmental issues within ...

Ben Lomeli: Standing Up for Scientific Integrity

by Susan Sargent | February 27, 2018
Ben called on PEER to assist his efforts to save Arizona’s San Pedro River from excessive groundwater withdrawals ...

Paul Berkowitz: Case of the Indian Trader

by Susan Sargent | February 21, 2018
Paul Berkowitz led PEER to do an autopsy of an official screw-up that was compounded by a cover-up at the National Park Service ...