Water & Wetlands

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.

BLOG: EPA’s Latest Toxic PFAS Whitewash Revealed

by Tim Whitehouse | August 25, 2020
EPA delayed and continues to delay release of its interactive PFAS map, which shows local sources of PFAS, forever chemicals linked to cancer ...

BLOG: How GAO Is Helping Shine A Light on My Former Federal Agency

by Guest Contributor | July 8, 2020
Former DOE scientist Bill Dam reveals groundwater contamination coming from several former uranium mills in Wyoming, endangering two Native American tribes ...

Orlando Chronic Sewage Breakdowns Fester  

by Kirsten Stade | May 27, 2020
Spills Risk COVID Exposure Yet No Abatement or Enforcement ...

Trump Administration’s Wetland Deception 

by Kirsten Stade | May 12, 2020
One Federal Agency Lauds Wetlands as Another Seeks Their Destruction ...

Sewage Spills Pose COVID-19 Risks  

by Kirsten Stade | May 5, 2020
Overflows into Drinking Water Sources May Create New Infection Vectors ...

PEERMail: Taking Trump to Court Over Clean Water

by Tim Whitehouse | May 1, 2020
PEER joined 13 conservation groups in filing a lawsuit in federal court against the administration’s effort to eliminate clean water protections for wetlands and streams that feed drinking-water sources for 200 million Americans ...