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Jeff Ruch

Jeff serves as Director of Pacific PEER, headquartered in California, and was PEER’s Executive Director from 1997 to 2019. Previously, he was the Policy Director and a staff attorney at the Government Accountability Project, representing whistleblowers from both the public and private sectors. 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 hundreds of laws on topics ranging from energy conservation to the rights of employed inventors. Jeff served stints as a deputy district attorney, and an appellate court clerk and is a graduate of the California Correctional Officers Academy.

Allagash Wilderness Construction Plans Spark Outrage

by | March 11, 2024
Maine Park Bureau Seeks Six New Buildings in Waterway’s Protected Corridor ...

Point Reyes Sweetheart Cattle Leases are Illegal

by | February 12, 2024
Dairy and Beef Ranches on Seashore Pay Far Below Fair Market Value ...

Op-Ed | Why is EPA Considering Lethal Pesticides for Florida Citrus?

by | January 29, 2024
Originally published in and reprinted with permission of The Orlando Sentinel. Why is EPA Considering Lethal Pesticides for Florida Citrus? Few pesticides have raised more red flags across the world in recent years than an insecticide called aldicarb. This neurotoxic poison is a notorious ...

One Woman’s War Against ‘Forever Chemicals’

by | November 16, 2023
Dr. Kyla Bennett is featured in the short documentary from Bloomberg Originals on the dangerous conundrum of the useful, ubiquitous and highly toxic PFAS ...

Colorado’s Air Pollution Program Broken and Adrift

by | November 8, 2023
State’s Air Quality Worsens While Cosmetic Changes Ignore Core Problems ...

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 ...
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