Elizabeth Duan

Prior to joining PEER, Elizabeth coordinated events for the nonprofit Women’s Learning Partnership and taught gender studies at Emerson Preparatory School. She has also taught writing at Sidwell Friends School Summer Camp, and organized with New Virginia Majority, Education Reform Now, and Democrats for Education Reform in the Washington, DC area. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied political science and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies.

Nonprofit: Artificial turf raises ground temperatures, releases PFAS into soil

by KJZZ | November 20, 2023
The plastic can also release PFAS, the so-called forever chemicals that the government has only recently begun to monitor, said Kyla Bennett of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. “As it’s exposed to UV light, and abrasion, and slightly acidic rain, even more PFAS ...

Nonprofit says Park Service plan to reduce plastic doesn’t move fast enough

by KJZZ | October 25, 2023
A new report by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility is critical of a Park Service plan to reduce single-use plastics. The nonprofit says other public lands agencies are acting faster on similar projects. The Grand Canyon was once one of a handful of parks leading the way in ...

National Park Service still has low employee morale and high attrition, nonprofit says

by KJZZ | September 21, 2023
The National Park Service has faced employee morale problems in recent years, including allegations of harassment. A nonprofit says that many problems persist. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has criticized the Park Service’s record of employee harassment, and how it ...

Conservation groups sue Bureau of Land Management over its grazing practices

by KJZZ | September 13, 2023
Conservationists frequently criticize the agency for its grazing policies, and two of them have filed suit. The Western Watersheds Project and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility say the law requires the BLM to conduct an environmental assessment before it issues a grazing ...

National parks struggle with unclear e-bike policy, nonprofit says

by KJZZ | August 14, 2023
A Park Service policy issued during the Trump administration said that e-bikes could go anywhere regular bikes could. That met with widespread opposition. So, the agency turned the matter over to individual parks, which resulted in legal action. A court ordered the agency to write a new ...
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