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Document of the Week
April 9, 2001


The current administration proposes that industry should be trusted to police itself. This 1972 document shows that even the weakest self-critical environmental rating system - based on such superficial attributes as odor and a plant's public relations - provoked dissent.

"An objective and meaningful system has not been proposed, and the committee is of the opinion such a system cannot be developed."

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