Whistle Blowers

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.

COMMENTARY | House Gives Hope to Federal Whistleblowers, Senate Must Step Up

by | October 27, 2022
In order to ensure that the Whistleblower Protection Improvement Act stands a chance of becoming law, voters must keep their Senators accountable ...

Colorado Balks at EPA Ozone Reducing Recommendations

by | October 24, 2022
State Resists Reforms Identified by Whistleblowers and Confirmed by EPA ...

Fumigant Decision Shows EPA Science at Its Worst

by | October 18, 2022
EPA Doubles Down on Mistakes Despite Whistleblower and IG Critiques ...

PEERMail | Ending a Culture of Reprisal at USGS

by | October 17, 2022
We are here to protect scientists like Evi Emmenegger who was fired after reporting dangerous biosafety breaches at a wildlife disease laboratory ...

Ruling Bares Reprisal Culture Atop USGS Lab

by | October 6, 2022
Judge Finds Retaliation for Dangerous Biosafety Breakdown Reports ...

COMMENTARY | U.S. Geological Survey Labs Must Cure Culture of Reprisal

by | October 5, 2022
Third party review will help prevent future scientific scandals at the U.S. Geological Survey by providing a safe channel for USGS scientists to report problems without fear of reprisal ...
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