Scope and Content Notes:
Media coverage of the group and its activities served to publicize CRY's mission, and was a primary factor in the group's effectiveness. The group put out news releases and kept copies of them, along with clippings and copies of articles and cartoons published in Western Pennsylvania regional newspapers, and local and national magazines. These clippings represent public perceptions of CRY and Mill Service, Inc., and chronicle key activities and events, including public protests, citizen actions, the process of legal petitions, and town meetings, as well as developments at Mill Service's Yukon site, from CRY's inception in 1985 through 2001. Other topics covered by the articles include a government investigation and reorganization of the State of Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Resources (DER), and contemporary citizens' groups and legal actions aimed at environmental protection and clean-up nation-wide. The articles focus on environmental issues in the Appalachian region, notably the Youghiogheny River and Sewickley Creek watersheds. Files are arranged chronologically by year.