Environment in Crisis

Front Groups
Front Groups


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Consumer Alert
Consumer Alert logoConsumer Alert campaigns against safety regulations for consumer products. It calls itself a "nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan consumer group committed to protecting consumer choice & promoting economic growth". It has been supported by corporations including:
  • Exxon
  • Eli-Lilly
  • Chevron
  • Estee Lauder
  • Philip Morris

It has fought against such measures as mandatory air bags in cars, safety seats for babies in aeroplanes, acid rain regulations as well as filing a law suit against protesters at a Californian nuclear reactor.(Megalli & Friedman, 1991, pp. 80-1)

Elizabeth Whelan from the American Council on Science and Health is on its Advisory Council.

Additional Material:

Consumer Alert - papers on environmental issues

Megalli, Mark and Andy Friedman, 1991, Masks of Deception: Corporate Front Groups in America, Essential Information.

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© 2003 Sharon Beder