Eco-Champions

Matt Chew: Free Speech With A Price

by Susan Sargent | February 6, 2018
Matt was an Arizona States Parks employee who was fired when he brought attention to the resource conservation impacts of high visitation in places like Kartchner Caverns. With PEER's help, Matt was reinstated ...

Rick Steiner: Protecting Alaska’s Bounty

by Susan Sargent | January 30, 2018
As a faculty member of the University of Alaska during the Bush Administration, Rick spoke out about the environmental risks of offshore drilling in Arctic waters ...

John Fitzgerald: World Bank Whistleblower

by Susan Sargent | January 23, 2018
In 2002, John was the sole analyst overseeing environmental compliance with U.S. participation in multinational development bank projects ...

Kyla Bennett: From Whistleblower to WhistleBlower Defender

While working in the EPA New England Regional Office in Boston, Kyla reached out to PEER to address a plan to illegally build a port on the largest undeveloped island on the Eastern Seaboard –Sear’s Island in Maine ...

Tim Mason: Uncovering Mass Desecration at Effigy Mounds

by Susan Sargent | January 17, 2018
Tim led PEER to uncover the biggest official mass desecrations of Indian pre-historic burial sites in U.S. history ...

Martha Hahn: Eco-Warrior

by Susan Sargent | January 8, 2018
As the Director of Idaho BLM early in the GW Bush administration, Martha worked to protect fragile resources from destructive overgrazing and was targeted for removal by then-U.S. Senator Larry Craig (R-Idaho). Craig denounced BLM’s decision to restrict grazing in Owyhee County, ...