Jeff Ruch, JD
248 3rd Street, #331
Oakland, CA 94607
Tel: (510) 213-7028; Fax: (510) 763-8013
Our Pacific Regional Office serves the five states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. Located near the Port of Oakland, the office expands on the work of our California PEER office which has operated since 1998.
Former long-time PEER Executive Director, Jeff Ruch, operates the Pacific Regional Office. Jeff is a second-generation California native who worked for a number of years in California state government, mostly in the State Legislature as counsel to various committees where he drafted literally hundreds of laws on topics ranging from energy conservation to the rights of employed inventors. Jeff also served stints as a deputy district attorney and as an appellate court clerk.
This Field Office is projected to work with federal, state, and local government employees across a broad backdrop of issues, ranging from federal lands to marine conservation to anti-pollution enforcement.
NEWS FROM THE PACIFIC REGION
Sharp Reduction of Air Tours Slated for Two Hawaii Parks
Current Incessant Overflight Levels Deemed Incompatible with Park Values
Alaska Misuses Federal Wildlife Aid on Killing Predators
Penalize Alaska for Diverting Conservation Dollars to Intensive Management
Newsom Lets Boeing Keep Groundwater Forever Polluted
New Deal Sets No Timetable for Cleaning Highly Toxic Santa Susana Aquifer
COMMENTARY | Countering the Western War on Wolves
A science-based approach to wolf and predator management is the key to restoring ecological balance in America’s Western lands.
Opposition Mounts to Newsom-Boeing Sweetheart Deal
Water Board Hearing on Santa Susana Cleanup Axed as Localities Protest
Newsom Muscling Boeing Sweetheart Deal Through
Water Board Chair Replaced by Former Boeing Consultant Before Hearing
Foreign Research Vessels Free to Wreak Eco-Havoc
No Notice, Permits, or Monitoring; Mass Beaching of Rare Whales Probed
More Toxic Runoff From Santa Susana Field Lab
Latest Monitoring Report Underlines Need for Stricter Contamination Curbs
STATEMENT | Federal Protections Restored to Gray Wolves
A federal judge today reinstated Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolves but our work to protect these apex predators is far from over.
COMMENTARY | Climate Integrity Project Targets False Solutions
PEER is launching a Climate Integrity Project to address bogus offsets, keeping clean energy clean and strengthening transparency in climate programs.
Boeing Money Preceded Waiver of Pollution Penalties
Water Board Chair Reaped Boeing Cash Before Woolsey Fire Fines Forgiven
Radioactive Buildings Dynamited Near L.A.
State Permits Santa Susana Demolition Without Controls on Dust Plumes
California May Have Second Most PFAS Sites of Any State
EPA Identifies 120,000 Potential PFAS Sites in U.S. – Far More Than Ever
Federal Agency Rules for Treasure Island Whistleblower
Navy Environmental Lawyer Fired for Advocating Radiation & Toxic Safety
Scientists Urge Biden to “Go Big” for Ocean Protection
Marine National Monuments Needed in Alaskan and U.S. Coastal Waters
Alaska Red King Crab Dethroned by Scientific Fraud
For 40 Years NOAA Inflated Population and Masked Disastrous Overfishing
Another Gulf Deepwater Disaster Narrowly Averted
Hurricane-Induced Drilling Emergency This Fall Only Now Coming to Light
USGS Fires Lab Biosafety Whistleblower
Scientist’s Year-Long Limbo Ends; Groups Push for Accrediting USGS Labs
National Parks Screwing Up Cell Tower Permits
Nearly One-Third Invalid or Expired; Call to Extend Permit Moratorium
Critical Tsunami Warning System Inoperative for Days
NOAA Scientists Ordered Not to Discuss DART Outages on Social Media