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Document of the Week
April 4, 2001


In the mid-1980s, the Chemical Manufacturers Association sought to weaken Superfund - the law regulating the clean-up of toxic waste sites - by seeking to minimize the size of the fund and to "broaden [the] tax base" from which Superfund drew. Coupled with their lobbying efforts were executively administered artificial "grassroots" programs designed to channel the corporate message from the executive boardroom to Capitol Hill via carefully instructed plant employees.





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