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.

Groups Petition EPA to Regulate PFAS Waste

by Kyla Bennett | January 16, 2020
Absence of any federal standards for tracking and managing wastes contaminated with toxic polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) poses a major and growing threat to our health, water, and soil ...

Colorado Lags in Controlling Forever Chemicals

by Kirsten Stade | December 19, 2019
Dangerous Levels of PFAS in Drinking Water Without Enforceable Limits ...

BLOG: Dark Waters and the Threat of PFAS Chemicals

by Kyla Bennett | December 4, 2019
We aren’t usually in the movie promotion business, but we did want to tell you about the movie Dark Waters and how it relates to our work at PEER. Dark Waters is a recently released movie based on a true story about a lawyer and a community who fought DuPont chemical ...

Fertilizers Spread Forever Chemicals Across U.S. 

by Kirsten Stade | December 2, 2019
Biosolids Carry High PFAS Content; Often Produced at Taxpayer Expense ...

PEERMail: Huge Victory by PEER

by Tim Whitehouse | November 15, 2019
Why would Massachusetts spend millions to control and remove toxic PFAS from its waters, while at the same time let the EPA approve the discharge of massive amounts of PFAS into the Merrimack River ...