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Teresa Chambers: The Honest Chief

Teresa Chambers: The Honest Chief

Just days after giving an interview with the Washington Post in which she revealed low staffing levels, U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa Chambers received a notice proposing her termination based upon a collection of charges that were simultaneously absurd, illegal,...
Steve Gniadek: Talking Down a Jumper

Steve Gniadek: Talking Down a Jumper

Steve was the chief biologist at Glacier National Park. He contacted PEER because his superintendent was pushing a permit for a parking lot that would have destroyed old growth forest, and Steve felt the permit was illegal. Steve wanted to go public with his overruled...
Brian McKenna: Michigan Environmental Anthropologist

Brian McKenna: Michigan Environmental Anthropologist

An anthropologist in the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Department of Behavioral Sciences, Brian works as an environmental scholar. Three years before joining academia, Brian was hired by the Ingham County Health Department to conduct an analysis of...
Ben Lomeli: Standing Up for Scientific Integrity

Ben Lomeli: Standing Up for Scientific Integrity

Ben is a PEER Board member and also one of our first clients, beginning in the early 1990s. Back then PEER worked with Ben to assist his efforts to save Arizona’s San Pedro River from excessive groundwater withdrawals. Ben was the cover story on the second issue of...
Paul Berkowitz: Case of the Indian Trader

Paul Berkowitz: Case of the Indian Trader

Paul Berkowitz led PEER to do an autopsy of an official screw-up that was compounded by a cover-up. In this case, one of last authentic Indian traders was railroaded by a corrupt National Park Service (NPS) investigation. Then, the Interior Inspector General (IG)...