PEER Blog

BLOG | Protecting Democracy Means Protecting Whistleblowers

by Kevin Bell | September 21, 2021
The Protecting Our Democracy Act would provide critical checks on democracy and enhanced protection for government whistleblowers ...

Statement | Bureau of Land Management to Re-Open DC Headquarters

by Tim Whitehouse | September 17, 2021
PEER applauds the Bureau of Land Management's decision to return its headquarters to Washington, DC ...

BLOG | EPA’s Toxic Culture: Oversight Update

by Tim Whitehouse | August 18, 2021
There have been several positive developments in PEER’s efforts to expose the corrupt culture within EPA’s new chemicals program but still a long way to go ...

BLOG | Code Red for Humanity on Climate Change

by Tim Whitehouse | August 11, 2021
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest assessment is a “code red for humanity." Congress and federal agencies must act now ...

BLOG | EPA’s Pesticide Office – A Plague on Us All

by Paula Dinerstein | July 21, 2021
Reforming EPA’s thoroughly broken pesticide program is a bipartisan problem and will not happen without a powerful campaign of intervention ...

BLOG | A View of the Climate Emergency

by Tim Whitehouse | July 1, 2021
Time is too short, we must all actively engage to address all aspects of this national climate emergency ...

BLOG | The Chemistry Council’s PFAS Disinformation Campaign

by Tim Whitehouse | June 22, 2021
The American Chemistry Council is trying to convince federal and state legislators that PFAS isn't a problem that needs to be addressed ...

BLOG | Deep-Sea Mining for Metals: Treading Carefully on the Path Toward Renewables

by Katherine Wilkin | June 8, 2021
Demand for metals and minerals that make up critical components of clean energy technology are on the rise ...

BLOG | Scientists Will Urge Biden to Go Big on Ocean Protection

by Guest Contributor | June 2, 2021
Scientists’ letter urges the administration to prioritize highly threatened, productive continental shelf waters for protection. Sign the letter ...

BLOG | What is Going On with EPA Chemicals?

by Chandra Rosenthal | May 24, 2021
Colorado has been undermining its own air pollution experts for years in favor of easing requirements for polluters ...

BLOG | Endangered Species Day: In Praise of the Combat Biologists

by Peter Jenkins | May 21, 2021
Combat biologists have helped ensure the success of the Endangered Species Act, working tirelessly for even the most humble creature ...

BLOG | New England States Must Act on PFAS in Pesticides

by Tim Whitehouse | May 20, 2021
PFAS laden pesticides being sprayed aerially to control mosquitoes is yet another exposure to this ubiquitous forever chemical ...

BLOG | Beefalo Befuddlement in Grand Canyon

by Jeff Ruch | May 17, 2021
Grand Canyon's plan to "lethally remove" 12 beefalo from its herd is fraught with ambiguity and lacking in scientific rationale ...

Op-Ed | The Park Service Has Lost Its Conservation Compass

by Jeff Ruch |
The Park Service has cut programmatic work on conservation of species like endangered sea turtles - what will it take for NPS to turn itself around ...

BLOG | Dunn Landfill’s Environmental Injustice

by Monica Mercola | May 13, 2021
Dunn Landfill in New York impacts the residents of Rensselaer with problems like truck traffic, odor, dust and leachate ...

BLOG | Migratory Birds Get a Lift with Proposed Rule Reversal

by Tim Whitehouse | May 11, 2021
To protect migratory birds and other living things, we not only need stronger environmental laws, but stronger IGs to ensure compliance ...

BLOG | Haaland’s Bold Move Forward at Interior

by Chandra Rosenthal | April 29, 2021
Structural changes within the Department of Interior will further Secretary Haaland’s goals of tackling the climate crisis and conservation ...

Statement | Earth Day 2021: Celebrating Environmental Whistleblowers

by Tim Whitehouse | April 22, 2021
PEER recognizes whistleblowers as critical resources in environmental, public health, and public lands management. Earth Day 2021 ...

Op-Ed | Reversing Scientific Integrity’s Race to the Bottom

by Tim Whitehouse | April 21, 2021
Biden's order to review federal agencies' scientific integrity policies must include certain provisions to work - suppression of science is a major problem ...

BLOG | Green Energy: An Eco-Price for Fighting Climate Change

by Guest Contributor | April 20, 2021
Increasing wind energy production, a necessity for clean energy goals, will impact navigation, endangered species, marine mammals and fisheries ...