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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.

BLM’s Sketchy Satellite-Based Range Management

by | May 4, 2023
Agency Sets the Stage to Renew 1, 372 Montana Grazing Allotments Renewed in One Fell Swoop – No NEPA ...

Gold Mine Expansion OK Shows Broken Air Permit Process

by | April 13, 2023
Colorado Refuses to Fix Major Underlying Flaws in Approving New Permit ...

Permit Renewal Shows BLM Not Serious on Range Reform

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Despite Horrid Conditions No Recognition of Overgrazing or Climate Impact ...

COMMENTARY | Home on the Range: Wild Horses on Public Lands

by | November 9, 2022
Wild horses are given a bad reputation for damaging public lands but BLM data shows that livestock are the real problem ...

REPORT | Bureau of Land Management Land Health Status – 11-09-2022 (PDF) 

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Huge swaths of BLM lands are failing fundamental land health standards with current livestock grazing management identified as a significant cause ...

COMMENTARY | Countering the Western War on Wolves

by | November 2, 2022
A science-based approach to wolf and predator management is the key to restoring ecological balance in America’s Western lands ...
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