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 | It’s Time to Ban Most PFAS Uses

by Monica Mercola | April 14, 2021
Congress needs to step up and ban all but essential uses of PFAS and hold polluters accountable. Every delay in regulation increases exposure ...

6 Things You Should Know About PFAS

by Susan Sargent | April 13, 2021
PFAS is a ubiquitous chemical that is found in a range of everyday products. Here are six things you should know about "forever chemicals ...

PFAS Found in Widely Used Insecticide  

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

PEERMail | Fraud in EPA’s Chemical Assessments 

by Tim Whitehouse | March 1, 2021
Toxic chemicals that are banned elsewhere continue to flood onto the U.S. market and fraudulent studies at the EPA are making matters worse ...

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 ...