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 | Redeeming Santa Susana: Micro-Steps Up a Mountain

by | November 6, 2023
The communities around Santa Susana will continue to suffer while Boeing shirks responsibility and leaves a toxic legacy ...

Op-Ed | San Francisco’s Sewage Agency Also Needs Some Treatment

by | August 31, 2023
San Francisco taxpayers and ratepayers are footing the bill in the fight against tougher sewage controls on its oceanside outlets since 2019 ...

COMMENTARY | Is Congress Too Dysfunctional to Fund the National Parks?

by Common Dreams | August 10, 2023
In past decades, America’s best idea was one of the few domestic programs enjoying bipartisan support ...

Op-Ed | Herding Cats: Biden’s Myopic Approach to Scientific Integrity

by | February 16, 2023
The president has made it clear he believes scientific integrity is an important value. Now he must show it more forcefully ...

COMMENTARY | PEER at Age 30 – Some Perspective

by | January 17, 2023
PEER is based on the somewhat novel idea that public servants can also be activists to advance their agencies’ mission when they fell short ...
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