Video Clips

Rob Danno: Ranger Danger

by Susan Sargent | May 1, 2018
The National Park Service destroyed the career of Chief Ranger Rob Danno, a highly decorated 30-year veteran ranger. The agency subjected him to horrific retaliation after he blew the whistle on illegal tree cutting by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder. Amazingly, the mind-numbing ...

Quentin Bass: Appalachian Tales with a Megaphone

by Susan Sargent | April 19, 2018
Quentin Bass blew the whistle on the Forest Service's suppression of its own historic ecological records showing Eastern Forests were dominated by old trees, which was used to justify increased logging and prescribed burning on millions of acres of public forest throughout the Southern ...

Jeff DeBonis: PEER Origin Story

by Susan Sargent | April 11, 2018
As a timber sale planner on Oregon’s Willamette National Forest in the late 1980s, Jeff came to the conclusion that the Forest Service was over-logging which would lead to the type of eco-degradation he had seen in Central America in the Peace Corps. He co-founded PEER ...

Teresa Chambers: The Honest Chief

by Susan Sargent | April 3, 2018
Teresa waged a 7-year legal battle through PEER to overturn her termination for honestly answering a reporter’s questions as first female Chief of the U.S. Park Police. Her case created important protections for all national security and public safety whistleblowers ...

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 ...