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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.

Park Service Criminal Investigators Down by Nearly Half

by | December 29, 2022
Investigation Triage Pulls Agents from Property and Drug Trafficking Cases ...

PEERMail | Stop Scamming Federal Wildlife Aid

by | December 13, 2022
PEER’s work in Alaska is part of a broader effort to end federal support for ruinous and cruel wildlife management practices that are on the rise throughout the U.S ...

COMMENTARY | Park Service’s Inhumane Inertia

by | December 9, 2022
The Biden administration has left several disastrous Trump policies in place - from allowing inhumane hunting practices to not taking action on park crowding ...

PEERMail | Banning Lead Ammunition in National Parks

by | November 29, 2022
One of the great tragedies of lead ammunition is the widespread poisoning it causes to wildlife ...

Park Service Lack of Transparency Created Its Huge FOIA Backlog

by | November 18, 2022
The National Park Service is drowning in FOIA requests - the backlog has nearly doubled during the past two years ...
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