Peter has played a major role in creating Wisconsin’s environmental laws and regulations, including those which deal with mining, landfill siting, groundwater standards and remediation, recycling, upland sand and gravel mining, asphalt production and brownfields remediation.
Today, he continues to serve on numerous legislative and private industry committees involved with writing Wisconsin's major environmental laws and is a noted lecturer before state, university and private initiatives.
He directed the Criminal Prosecution Unit of the Wisconsin Department of Justice from 1972 to 1976. He went on to become the department's Public Intervenor for Environmental Affairs from 1976 to 1983, serving as citizens' advocate in framing Wisconsin's environmental regulatory structure. In 1993, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board nominated him to become Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.
He represents individual, corporate, municipal, and association clients in these areas both as legal counsel and government relations consultant.
Articles / Presentations
Throughout the year, Peter speaks before a variety of environmental groups, publishes writings on the preservation of natural resources and guest lectures at various University campuses.