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 | EPA’s Pesticide Office – A Plague on Us All

by Paula Dinerstein | July 21, 2021
Reforming EPA’s thoroughly broken pesticide program is a bipartisan problem and will not happen without a powerful campaign of intervention ...

BLOG | New England States Must Act on PFAS in Pesticides

by Tim Whitehouse | May 20, 2021
PFAS laden pesticides being sprayed aerially to control mosquitoes is yet another exposure to this ubiquitous forever chemical ...

Webinar | EPA’s Broken Pesticides Program

by Susan Sargent | April 8, 2021
Webinar on steps that the Biden administration must take to fix its broken pesticides program at the EPA ...

PFAS Found in Widely Used Insecticide  

by Kirsten Stade | March 26, 2021
Environmental groups call on EPA and Maryland to find and eliminate source ...

BLOG | EPA’s Bad Chemistry Is Killing Us 

by Jeff Ruch | February 25, 2021
We cannot afford to wait for EPA to finally become a 21st century regulator of harmful chemicals that find our way into food, water, and air ...