Jeff Ruch

Jeff Ruch was the Executive Director of PEER from 1997-2019 and now serves as Director of Pacific PEER, headquartered in California. Prior to that Jeff was the Policy Director and a staff attorney at the Government Accountability Project representing whistleblowers from both the public and private sector. Before coming to DC, Jeff worked in California state government for 17 years, 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 served stints as a deputy district attorney, an appellate court clerk and is a graduate of the California Correctional Officers Academy.

COMMENTARY | One of “Donald’s Children”

by | May 20, 2022
Donald K. Ross was a lifelong activist, public interest attorney and founding board member of PEER ...

COMMENTARY | Scientific Integrity’s Central Conundrum

by | February 9, 2022
The issues with Dr. Lander's tenure in the White House are a symptom of a large problem with scientific integrity and research in federal government ...

COMMENTARY | Beefalo Befuddlement in Grand Canyon

by | 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

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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 ...

PEERMail | Something Extraordinary – A Whistleblower Wins

by | April 15, 2021
After years of legal wrangling with the USGS and the Merit Systems Protection Board, a career microbiologist turned whislteblower is reinstated ...