Jeff Ruch, Pacific Director
248 3rd Street, #331
Oakland, CA 94607
Tel: (510) 213-7028; Fax: (510) 763-8013
Our Pacific Regional Office serves the five states of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. Located near the Port of Oakland, the office expands on the work of our California PEER office which has operated since 1998.
Former long-time PEER Executive Director, Jeff Ruch, operates the Pacific Regional Office. Jeff is a second-generation California native who worked for a number of years in California state government, 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 also served stints as a deputy district attorney and as an appellate court clerk.
This Field Office is projected to work with federal, state, and local government employees across a broad backdrop of issues, ranging from federal lands to marine conservation to anti-pollution enforcement.
NEWS FROM THE PACIFIC REGION
EPA Identifies 120,000 Potential PFAS Sites in U.S. – Far More Than Ever
Navy Environmental Lawyer Fired for Advocating Radiation & Toxic Safety
Marine National Monuments Needed in Alaskan and U.S. Coastal Waters
For 40 Years NOAA Inflated Population and Masked Disastrous Overfishing
Scientist Had Raised Alarms about Wildlife Disease Lab Biosecurity Breaches
Hurricane-Induced Drilling Emergency This Fall Only Now Coming to Light
Scientist’s Year-Long Limbo Ends; Groups Push for Accrediting USGS Labs
Nearly One-Third Invalid or Expired; Call to Extend Permit Moratorium
NOAA Scientists Ordered Not to Discuss DART Outages on Social Media
Downgrade of Fumigant Cancer-Potential Due to Pervasive Misconduct
Permanent Pollution OK Is Focus of Closed-Door Negotiation with Boeing
Biosafety Breaches Risk Zoonotic Outbreaks and Hinder COVID Research
“Pressure to Meet Timber Sale Goals” Led to Violations and Financial Losses
Desperate Last-Minute Government Maneuvers Denote Industry Disinterest
Rare Reversal Reflected Broad Opposition and Lack of Regulatory Clarity
Park Service & NOAA Shrink Sea Turtle Recovery Capacity as Need Spikes
Presence of PFAS in Insecticide Magnifies Agricultural Water Pollution Risks
Special Counsel Probes Army Corps Failure to Assess Dam Operations
Decommissioned Reactors OK-ed for Landfills in Big Gift to Nuclear Industry
A federal court in Montana is now determining which of William Pendley actions as illegal head of the Bureau of Lang Management (BLM) should be invalidated.