covid19

PEER During the Pandemic (Updated Apr 10, 2020)

PEER During the Pandemic (Updated Apr 10, 2020)

The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be enormous and irreversible. For us at PEER, there will be some big changes, while some things we are already doing will continue and expand. Here are some examples: Public Health Impacts PEER is currently representing...
Losing Our Voice: The Attack on Public Health Science

Losing Our Voice: The Attack on Public Health Science

In the flurry of activity to respond to the pandemic, public health officials and scientists have lost our voice. Many may not realize it, but our current pandemic may be the first in U.S. history that has been led, not by scientists, but by non-scientists in Offices...
Can National Parks Practice Social Distancing?

Can National Parks Practice Social Distancing?

The still unfolding pandemic has underlined the public health risks that national parks and refuges pose both to the visiting public and their own employees. Over the past few weeks, more than 140 park units have shuttered with more closing every day. For the very...

EPA Not on Emergency Footing 

For Immediate Release:  Thursday, April 9, 2020 Contact:  Kyla Bennett (508) 230-9933; Kirsten Stade kstade@peer.org Extraneous Activities Undercut “Primary Mission Essential Function” Washington, DC — Although the President has declared a national emergency in...