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Corporate Funding

Corporate front groups have flourished in the United States. Several large companies donate money to more than one front group. For example in 1991:

Dow Chemical was contributing to ten front groups including:

Oil companies Chevron and Exxon were each contributing to nine such groups.

Other companies which donated to multiple groups include

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Additional Material

Corporate Funding, Clear Resources

Search Clear Resources to find who funds a particular front group

Deal, Carl, 1993, The Greenpeace Guide to Anti-Environmental Organizations (Berkeley, California: Odian Press).

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

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© 2003 Sharon Beder