Citizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain
This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.
Citizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain (CSCAR) operated between 1983 and 1991 to oppose tightening the Clean Air Act. In a 1986 letter sent to more than 600,000 constituents, CSCAR claimed that the acid rain bill would cost some $110 billion to industry and utilities and increase the electricity rate by 30 percent.
Funded by the coal and electric industry. Specific companies included:
- American Cyanamid Company
- Consolidation Coal Company
- Indianapolis Power and Light Company
- Jersey Central Power and Light Company
- Metropolitan Edison Company
- Ohio Edison Company
- Pennsylvania Electric Company
- Peabody Holding Company
- Southern Company
- Services Union Electric Company
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Related SourceWatch articles
- Paul R. Samson, "Non-State Actors and Environmental Assessment: North American Acid Rain and Global Climate Change",ENRP Discussion Paper E-98-10, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, September 1998.
- Michael Weisskopf, "Industry's Covert War On an Acid Rain Bill," Washington Post, September 25, 1986, p. A23.