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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.

Fresh concerns raised about the cleanup of Hunters Point Shipyard

by San Francisco Examiner | April 7, 2023
An environmental group is applying fresh pressure on the agencies charged with the cleanup and oversight of the Hunters Point shipyard, a former naval base on the southeastern tip of San Francisco. On Thursday, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a Bay Area-based nonprofit ...

Speaker Pelosi’s farewell gift to San Francisco should be a clean Hunters Point

by San Francisco Examiner | November 22, 2022
As U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi enters her last weeks in leadership, she has the unique opportunity to leave her city an invaluable gift that has eluded it for decades — a fully remediated Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. The shipyard sits on 638 acres of bayfront property in The City’ ...
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