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.

Trump’s “Sagebrush Rebels” Mull Latest Bundy Trespass   

by | June 3, 2020
Prosecution Unlikely Amid Sharp Decline in Interior Criminal Enforcement ...

BLOG | It’s Time to Take on Interior Department Corruption

by | June 2, 2020
In the midst of a pandemic, corruption at the Department of Interior continues with slashed oil and gas royalties and fines on renewable energy companies ...

Lawsuit Seeks Ouster of Park Service and BLM Leaders  

by | May 11, 2020
Violations of Constitution and Vacancies Act Charged for Unconfirmed Chiefs ...

Can National Parks Practice Social Distancing?

by | April 13, 2020
The still-unfolding pandemic has underlined the public health risks that national parks and refuges pose both to the visiting public and their own employees. How can national parks dedicated to attracting crowds operate in a new era of social distancing ...

National Parks Epitomize Trump COVID Inconsistency

by | April 8, 2020
As more than 100 national park units have closed, hundreds more remain open in an uneven handling of COVID-19 by the Trump administration ...