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.

BLOG: Is Pendley Indispensable at BLM or Just Undetectable?

by Jeff Ruch | October 9, 2020
A federal court in Montana is now determining which of William Pendley's actions as illegal head of the BLM should be invalidated ...

PEERMail “Advice and Consent” Is the Law

by Tim Whitehouse | October 1, 2020
Secretary Bernhardt continues his carousel of illegal appointments with new de facto NPS Director Margaret Emerson ...

BLOG: Pendley Debacle Unmasks David Bernhardt’s Legal Charades

by Jeff Ruch | September 30, 2020
Judge rules WIlliam Pendley cannot serve as a de facto Director of the BLM despite the anemic arguments to the contrary by David Bernhardt ...

New Temporary Park Service Appointment Is Illegal

by Kirsten Stade | August 27, 2020
Lawsuit Amended to Invalidate Latest “De Facto” Park Service Director ...

BLOG | Trump’s Temporary Insanity

by Jeff Ruch | August 12, 2020
Trump's latest attempt to avoid the Senate’s confirmation process is Lanny Erdos of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement ...