PEER Blog

BLOG | Biden’s Approach to Climate Disruption: What Will It Mean for Federal Agencies?

by Guest Contributor | January 21, 2021
President Biden has called for a “whole of government” approach to addressing climate disruption. What does this mean ...

Op-Ed | Viewpoint: EPA Needs to Return to Its Public Health Roots

by Guest Contributor | January 20, 2021
By returning to its public health roots, the EPA can begin to restore the public’s trust in its ability to protect both public health and the environment ...

BLOG | The Dumpster Fire Presidency in Review

by Peter Jenkins | January 19, 2021
The Trump Administration went out of its way to violate “good government” laws and norms. Here's a list of their worst "Dirty Dozen" abuses ...

Beyond 2020: Pollution Enforcement

by Tim Whitehouse | January 13, 2021
The strength of pollution regulation in the U.S. relies on enforcement, and the agency in charge is falling down on the job ...

BLOG | If You Had Any Decency, You’d Resign

by Jeff Ruch | January 8, 2021
Following the Trump-inspired mob takeover of the U.S. Capitol, a growing parade of high-ranking Trump officials have resigned ...

Statement | PEER Statement on Armed Protestors Storming the U.S. Capitol

by Tim Whitehouse | January 6, 2021
We call on all leaders to condemn the armed protestors that stormed the Capitol and those who incited it, and support a peaceful transition to the new duly elected president ...

BLOG | Wheeler Trashes Science on His Way Out the Door at EPA

by Tim Whitehouse | January 5, 2021
The new rule is an attempt to restrict EPA’s ability to rely on science when taking regulatory actions or making science-based decisions ...

Statement | Ten Steps to Ensure that Proper Leaders Run the Department of the Interior

by Peter Jenkins | December 22, 2020
A guide for the Biden administration to avoid repeating the Trump administration's unlawful actions in making appointments in the Interior Department ...

Statement | In Praise of COVID Whistleblower Rebekah Jones

by Tim Whitehouse | December 8, 2020
Rebekah Jones exposed wrongdoing and abuse of power in Florida during the COVID pandemic to save lives and make government more accountable ...

BLOG | Time to Break the PFAS Bond

by Kyla Bennett | December 2, 2020
We need Congress and the EPA to stop the introduction of PFAS into the environment and our water sources to protect public health ...

BLOG | Will Biden Pick Whistleblowers?

by Jeff Ruch | November 25, 2020
The need to employ public sector reformers has not been more acute nor has the community of reformers/whistleblowers been so large ...

BLOG | The U.S. Lags Way Behind Other Countries in Banning Harmful Pesticides  

by Guest Contributor | November 17, 2020
The U.S. needs to catch up on pesticide regulation, through updates to laws and a political commitment to getting rid of the worst offenders ...

BLOG | COVID-19, Yellowstone, and the Company that puts the American Public at Risk

by Guest Contributor | November 10, 2020
Winter snow guides in Yellowstone protest pandemic response in managed Yellowstone National Park, six guides were fired as a result ...

BLOG | Schedule F: America’s Toxic Politics is Killing Us

by Tim Whitehouse | November 3, 2020
Giving political appointees the ability to easily hire and fire civil servants in policy positions put the American people at risk by politicizing the civil service ...

BLOG | When Government is Run By A Gilded Few, Essential Workers Pay the Price

by Tim Whitehouse | October 28, 2020
With the White House still pushing to “reopen” at all costs, essential workers will continue to pay the highest prices in the COVID-19 pandemic ...

BLOG | Proposed Definition of ‘Habitat’ Could Spell Trouble for Marine Life 

by Guest Contributor | October 26, 2020
Redefining "habitats" hinders federal agencies to protect endangered marine species in an age of warming oceans, including the North Atlantic right whale ...

BLOG | Is Pendley Indispensable at BLM or Just Undetectable?

by Jeff Ruch | October 9, 2020
A federal court in Montana is now determining which of William Pendley actions as illegal head of the Bureau of Lang Management (BLM) should be invalidated ...

Op-Ed | Should We Stop Spraying for Mosquitoes During the Pandemic?

by Kyla Bennett | October 7, 2020
Should we be using pesticides when spraying for mosquitoes that may compromise someone’s respiratory system during a pandemic ...

BLOG | EPA’s Embalmed Formaldehyde Report 

by Kevin Bell | October 2, 2020
The EPA’s Formaldehyde Report has still not seen the light of day, despite what the EPA says ...

BLOG | Pendley Debacle Unmasks David Bernhardt’s Legal Charades

by Jeff Ruch | September 30, 2020
Judge rules WIlliam Pendley cannot serve as a de facto Director of the BLM despite the anemic arguments to the contrary by David Bernhardt ...