Biden Administration

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 | Biden Administration Choices will Determine the Future of the Federal Workforce

by | March 30, 2021
Guest Contributor: John Martin - Department of Interior leadership and missions have been severely compromised and highly polarized over the past four years ...

BLOG | Renewable Energy and Public Lands

by | February 23, 2021
Tensions may emerge between the dual goals of protecting natural areas and reducing GHG emissions, particularly when it comes to public lands ...

BLOG | The Risks of Paying for Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Sequestration

by | February 17, 2021
As climate programs are revived under the new Administration, the role of greenhouse gas reduction offsets ​in agriculture are under fresh scrutiny ...

PEERMail | What’s Next On Scientific Integrity?

by | February 16, 2021
The influence of scientists in government has been gradually eroded over the last four decades as powerful economic interests asserted themselves ...

BLOG | Vilsack Pick Fails Scientific Integrity Test

by | February 3, 2021
Biden’s nominee for USDA Secretary, Tom Vilsack, had a dubious record on scientific integrity and ties to agri-business during his previous stint at USDA ...