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.

National Parks Epitomize Trump COVID Inconsistency

by Jeff Ruch | April 8, 2020
As more than 100 national park units have closed, hundreds more remain open in an uneven handling of COVID-19 by the Trump administration ...

BLOG: Trump’s War on Watchdogs

by Jeff Ruch | April 7, 2020
Trump conitnues war on watchdogs in latest firing of Michael Atkinson, the Inspector General for the intelligence community ...

PEERMail: Trump’s Tree Huggers

by Jeff Ruch | February 18, 2020
Administrator Wheeler plays up a false facade of environmental commitments in op-ed entitled “One Trillion Trees Initiative will build on President Donald Trump’s commitment ...