NONPROFIT WATCH REPORTS:
Environmentalism on the Take: Integrity of Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Challenged on Development of the Ballona Wetlands of Los Angeles --NRDC Trustees and Funders Linked to Wetland Developers
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Raider of the last park Nothing, it seems, can stand in the way of progress. Especially when the building site is Hollywood and the builder is one of its most powerful directors. by Andrew Gumbel, The Independent (London),October 3, 1998, p. 9
'Wetlands' More Promotion than Documentary, by James Bates, Los Angeles Times, April 24, 1999 -- p. F-11
Counterpunch: Production Team Takes Issue with the Ballona Wetlands Stories, Los Angeles Times,May 10, 1999, p. F-3, By Sheila A. Laffey, Todd Brunelle, Lorraine Salk, and Jay Elliot
BUSINESS WRITER WAS WRONG CHOICE FOR 'WETLANDS' REVIEW, Los Angeles Times, May 1, 1999, p. F-4
The Mudslinging in the Wetlands Television: Documentary on environmental impact of Playa Vista project gets air time--and raises a furor over its objectivity. Los Angeles Times, by Lorenza Munoz, 04/24/1999, p. F-1
Hollywood Sprawl; Ballona wetlands in Los Angeles, California, by J. William Gibson, The Nation, March 1, 1999, Vol. 268, #8; p. 16
Playa Vista 's Road to Reality Is Full of Twists and Turns; Development: Part of the huge project near Marina del Rey is underway, but legal and other hurdles remain, by Jim Newton; Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times, 10/03/1999, p. A-1
Resources: "Many...large and wealthy environmental groups have a long history of compromising on issues which other environmentalists are working hard not to compromise on...The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) are the most notorious for these types of acts. Much has been written on this."
There are many RACHELs Environment & Health Weekly articles done by the Environmental Research Foundation (ERF) on the problems with groups like NRDC: