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.

COMMENTARY | New White House Carbon Offsetting ‘Principles’ Lack Teeth

by | June 10, 2024
The administration should find the courage to reverse course and acknowledge that carbon offsets are a dangerous and damaging distraction ...

COMMENTARY | What the FCC Must Do to Comply with New NEPA Rules

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To date, the Federal Communications Commission has had neither the personnel nor resources to comply with NEPA ...

COMMENTARY | Plastics Pollution – Setbacks and Solutions

by | June 7, 2024
With plastics production on course to triple over the coming decades, immediate efforts are needed to tackle the plastics crisis ...

COMMENTARY | It’s Not Easy Being a BLM Range Conservationist

by | May 21, 2024
Former Bureau of Land Management employee Kathy Voth shares her perspective on the agency's management of federal rangelands ...

COMMENTARY | Countdown for PEER’s Regulatory Petitions

by | May 9, 2024
Read the latest updates on eleven of the regulatory petitions we've worked on this year. With an election just around the corner, now is the time to ramp up action to get our requests granted, especially in case there is a new administration in 2025 ...

COMMENTARY | New Integrity Policies Exhibit Old Problems

by | May 2, 2024
Biden directed all federal agencies to strengthen their scientific integrity policies. Three years later, no new policies have been ratified ...
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