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 | Why the Chilling Fight Behind Climate Change?

by | September 28, 2023
This country cannot be locked into a new generation of toxic refrigerants, many of which have significant global warming potential ...

Op-Ed | San Francisco’s Sewage Agency Also Needs Some Treatment

by | August 31, 2023
San Francisco taxpayers and ratepayers are footing the bill in the fight against tougher sewage controls on its oceanside outlets since 2019 ...

COMMENTARY | DNR Logging Violations on Fisheries and Wildlife Lands

by | August 24, 2023
Minnesota DNR failed to protect the natural resources they have been entrusted to manage, allowing logging to supersede habitat and wildlife ...

“P” in PEER Also Stands for Persistent

by | August 15, 2023
Persistence pays off for PEER even in the battle for the skies of national parks ...

COMMENTARY | Is Congress Too Dysfunctional to Fund the National Parks?

by Common Dreams | August 10, 2023
In past decades, America’s best idea was one of the few domestic programs enjoying bipartisan support ...
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