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.

Suit to Bar E-Bikes from Park Trails Gets Greenlight  

by Kirsten Stade | March 31, 2021
Claims Challenging Legality of NPS E-Bikes Approval Will Be Heard ...

BLOG | Mining: An Eco-Price for Fighting Climate Change

by Guest Contributor | March 24, 2021
Hardrock mining for minerals like lithium is no more sustainable than fracking for natural gas. Inflicting more damage is not the answer to climate change ...

Letter to Department of Interior – Suspension of Delegated Authority – 03/17/2021

by Susan Sargent | March 18, 2021
DESCRIPTION: Letter to Department of Interior to extend the Suspension of Delegated Authority from January 20, 2021, regarding easements and rights-of-way TO: Secretary Deb Haaland, Department of Interior FROM: PEER DATE: March 17, 2021 TAGS: cell towers, NPS, DOI ...

National Parks Screwing Up Cell Tower Permits  

Nearly One-Third Invalid or Expired; Call to Extend Permit Moratorium ...

BLOG | Social Distancing to Curb COVID-19 and Park Overcrowding

by Jeff Ruch | February 1, 2021
Biden Executive Order on COVID-19 protocols on federal property puts the National Park Service under a direct presidential order to do something it's resisted for years - manage overcrowding ...