Commentary

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.

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 ...

COMMENTARY | Addressing Radon Risks in Public Housing: PEER is Making Progress

by | January 28, 2024
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking and public housing is often ground zero for exposure ...

COMMENTARY | Unveiling Challenges in Minnesota’s Forest Management

by | December 7, 2023
Minnesota DNR employees are concerned that the current forest management plan is unduly prioritizing timber production over conservation efforts ...

COMMENTARY | Artificial Turf – A Plague on the Earth

by | November 13, 2023
Like a nasty rash, artificial turf has spread beyond sports fields to urban lawns, schoolyards, and parks ...

COMMENTARY | PEER’s Response to Interior’s Law Enforcement Report

by | November 7, 2023
The Department of Interior's long-awaited report highlighted the declining staffing levels within its agencies, especially NPS and BLM ...

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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