Jeff Ruch, Pacific Director
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
Lawsuit Seeks Data on PFAS Plumes Under Closed El Toro and Tustin Air Stations
Tim Whitehouse New PEER Executive Director; Jeff Ruch to Open Pacific Chapter
From: JD Supra “In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Washington, D.C., Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) alleges that the U.S. Navy improperly withheld information regarding the cleanup of radioactive substances on Treasure Island by Tetra Tech EC....
Navy Refused to Review Tetra Tech Work Despite Extensive Hunters Point Fraud
From: JD Supra “The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has launched an investigation into declining enforcement actions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against companies accused of violating EPA's pollution standards during the Trump...
Students and Teachers Would Remain in Unsafe Classrooms Until 2024 Demolition
Bizarre Retesting Plan Claims 80% of Contaminated Soil Samples Are Clean
Navy Says Tetra Tech Building Radiation Survey Data Are Also Bogus
From: Bloomberg Government “Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a Washington-based nonprofit, told Bloomberg BNA Sept. 22 he’s not surprised that California is looking to poach federal employees from agencies with...
From: Red Green And Blue “The release of the final audit follows over a year of federal investigation requested by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), who filed a complaint last February that accused the California Department of Water Resources...
Judge Finds that PCBs Exist Throughout the Schools and Must be Cleaned Up
Lawsuit Launched Over BLM’s Failure to Report Threats to Desert Tortoise, Other Imperiled Species in California Deserts
FOR RELEASE: April 1, 2014 Media Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 SAN FRANCISCO— Environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Bureau of Land Management today for failing for seven years to report impacts to the desert tortoise and similarly...
Denver, CO-The Environmental Protection Agency must allow for public comment on a plan to transfer up to 470,000 tons of radioactive mill tailings from New Jersey to Canon City, CO, according to a letter released today by Public Employees for Environmental...