Commentary

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 | What will BLM’s new Public Lands Rule Mean for Conservation?

by | April 26, 2024
The DOI's final Public Lands Rule was designed to elevate conservation to equal status with traditional energy development, resource extraction, and grazing. Here's our take on it ...

COMMENTARY | EPA’s Seresto Decision is Harmful to Your Pet

by | April 25, 2024
EPA approved Seresto pet collars to control fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests. Almost immediately, they started receiving “incident reports” from the manufacturer ...

COMMENTARY | The Park Service Should Not Be Subsidizing Multi-Billion Telecoms to “Wire” Our National Parks

by | April 15, 2024
Legislation is advancing to require the NPS to provide broadband and cellular access in every park where there is a perceived need for greater coverage ...

COMMENTARY | PEER Applauds the Biden Administration’s Effort to Protect Civil Service from Politicization

by | April 9, 2024
PEER applauds the Biden administration's rule protecting civil servants should a future administration attempt to strip them of their workplace protections ...

COMMENTARY | Midpoint of Minnesota DNR’s timber harvest plan means a time to reflect, examine future

by | April 4, 2024
Despite state laws which mandate that logging must prioritize wildlife needs, harvest quotas have proved to have a life of their own ...

COMMENTARY | Trans-Alaska Pipeline Climate Cluelessness

by | March 25, 2024
In its 45 years of operation, TAPS has undergone only two environmental assessments: one in 1972 and the other in 2002 ...
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