public-interest group

public-interest group

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the usual US and Canadian name for pressure group
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Unfortunately, because of the context in which they are mentioned, your article gives the casual reader the unfair impression that there is something wrong with my son's activities on behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association, a public-interest group whose purpose is to preserve and enhance the national parks system.
based public-interest group seeks to prevent those experiments, pending a more complete review of the procedure's social and ethical implications.
Internet hackers grab the headlines, but recent FBI and public-interest group studies clearly show that `insider hacks' are a far more serious threat to corporate network security," said Avi Fogel, president and chief executive officer of Network-1.
28, 1998--Eighteen months after helping co-found the "ATM No Surcharge Alliance," Sanwa Bank California Monday joined with the public-interest group CALPIRG and members of San Francisco's municipal government to publicly proclaim its renewed support of the alliance and its consumer-friendly goals.
Three public-interest groups in Texas have asked officials in Travis County to investigate whether Reed violated state laws dealing with registration by lobbyists.
Several respondents cited the need to convene a workshop on this topic, led by public-interest groups.
EPA representing a full spectrum of interests, including pesticide manufacturers, public health agencies, academia, user groups, and public-interest groups.
Sullivan's account of an attempt to find a workable alternative to "all or nothing" in the abortion debate reminds us that there are, in fact, men and women of good sense and good-will in our national government, but whose efforts are often thwarted by the shrill noises of those at the ideological poles or, worse, by the reluctance of supposedly responsible public-interest groups to risk the wrath of the ideologues.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and public-interest groups filed a class-action lawsuit last month seeking a federal consent decree to reform the system, which they called the worst in the nation.
Lobbying against it were, among others, the Arkansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Arkansas Press Association, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, law professors from the University of Arkansas Law School, and several environmental and public-interest groups.
Last year, public-interest groups filed a suit against the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service alleging that the agreement was a hasty, backdoor deal (SN: 5/9/98, p.
Already past their first deadline, MAI negotiators hope to sign an agreement by May, but persistent squabbles among the participants, growing pressure from public-interest groups, and the rising tide of disenchantment with globalization--intensified by the Asian financial collapse--may make it difficult to reach a consensus.
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