Ruth Etzel

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.

PEERMail | Another Litmus Test for EPA

by Susan Sargent | September 15, 2021
After years of EPA retaliation against employees, the Etzel case is shaping up to be a litmus test for the new EPA leadership ...

EPA Scientist Wins Award Amid Fight To Win Her Job Back  

by Kirsten Stade | April 27, 2021
Dr. Etzel Seeks Return to Helm of Office of Children’s Health Protection ...

Op-Ed | Viewpoint: EPA Needs to Return to Its Public Health Roots

by Guest Contributor | January 20, 2021
By returning to its public health roots, the EPA can begin to restore the public’s trust in its ability to protect both public health and the environment ...

BLOG | Will Biden Pick Whistleblowers?

by Jeff Ruch | November 25, 2020
The need to employ public sector reformers has not been more acute nor has the community of reformers/whistleblowers been so large ...