Press Clips

Following are recent press clips from national publications that relate to PEER issues, campaigns and news releases.


JUDGE TO DECIDE MALIBU SCHOOLS TOXIC CHEMICALS CASE

From: NBC Los Angeles

"The Malibu-based parents and teachers group America Unites for Kids and Washington, D.C.-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility sued the Santa…

LAWSUIT HANGS OVER SMMUSD BOARD

From: Santa Monica Daily Press

"The closed session comes two days after the suit filed by America Unites and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility went to trial in the U.S.…

NATIONAL PARKS ON THE VERGE OF TAKING CORPORATE FUNDING

From: Alternet

"“We are concerned that influence peddling will soon become a major recreational activity in our national parks,” said Jeff Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees…

FEDERAL TRIAL TO BE HELD OVER TOXIC CHEMICALS FOUND AT MALIBU SCHOOLS

From: CBS Los Angeles

"The lawsuit has been filed by two non-profit public interest groups, America Unites for Kids and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, asking for…

RALPH NADER CHALLENGING CORPORATE POWER AND CORPORATE CRIME AT CONSTITUTION HALL

From: Smithsonian

"Ralph Nader calls it the Super Bowl of Civic Engagement.He calls it Breaking Through Power. It might also be called Challenging Corporate Power and Corporate Crime.…

WHY YOU MIGHT START SEEING DISNEY AND OTHER BRANDS IN NATIONAL PARKS

From: Smithsonian

"The NPS considers those partnerships in line with their mission, but critics argue that such arrangements are corrupting."

PCB LAWSUIT HEADS TO TRIAL

From: Santa Monica Daily Press

"Malibu-based America Unites for Kids and Washington, D.C.-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility are seeking the removal of polychlorinated…

TURF BATTLE: THE CONTROVERSY OVER CRUMB RUBBER PLAYING FIELDS

From: CBS Denver

"A new government study to determine if athletic fields made from recycled tires are safe is creating complex issues for school districts that have already installed…

MANAGING PHILANTHROPY AT THE NATIONAL PARKS

From: Washington Post

"The National Park Service stirred controversy with its announcement of a revamp of its philanthropy policy."

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TYREE: SHOULD CORPORATIONS SPONSOR NATIONAL PARKS

From: The Courier of Montgomery County

"Facing an $11 billion backlog in unfunded maintenance projects, the National Park Service is tinkering with the definition of philanthropy."