Coalition for Asbestos Resolution
This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's spotlight on front groups and corporate spin.
The bill would have created tax breaks for asbestos manufacturers for payments for made for asbestos litigation claims.
Articles and Resources
- Stephen Labaton, How a Company Lets Its Cash Talk", New York Times, October 17, 1999.
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- "Asbestos (Company) Compensation Bill ... Part II," UE News, April 2000.
- Angela Greiling, "Asbestos Bills Evoke Emotions", The Post-Bulletin, April 8, 2000.
- Michael Scherer, The Mother Jones 400 - Manufacturing: "Many asbestos-related companies want to limit compensation to injured workers and consumers. Samuel Heyman decided to write his own law," Mother Jones, March 5, 2001.