08 Nov '12, 9pm

The Absurdity of Influence: The Chemical Industry Relies on Money and Shamelessness in Bid to Block Reform in Wa...

There are two major pillars that help the chemical industry wield power in Washington and in state capitols around the country. First, of course, is money. A recent report by Common Cause, “Toxic Spending: The Political Expenditures of the Chemical Industry 2005-2012 ” documents the hundreds of millions of dollars the chemical industry spends on lobbying, political advertising, and campaign contributions. For example, in 2011 and the first half of 2012, the industry spent $81.6 million dollars lobbying Congress in Washington. That does not include lobbying expenditures at the state level. For an industry with $760 billion in annual revenues, that’s well worth it to buy influence in an effort to prevent stronger regulation of toxic chemicals, despite support for greater regulation by 68% of the public, and 77% support for legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control A...

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