MONEY, POWER, AND POLITICS

Published on Jan 22, 2017

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PRESENTATION OUTLINE

MONEY, POWER, AND POLITICS

Linda Reinstein

Asbestos

From Magic Mineral to Killer Dust

USA Imported 358 tons (2015)

SOURCE: United States Geological Survey
Photo by Asbestorama

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Reinsteins

Power

Profits over People

EPA Spent $600 million

Libby, MT Asbestos Toxic Clean Up
Photo by Alan Cleaver

Powerbrokers

Revolving Door

From Capitol Hill to K Street
Photo by Zrendavir_

2016 Lobbying: $6,160,000

SOURCE: Open Secrets

2016 Lobbying: $79,205,000

SOURCE: Open Secrets

Lobbyists and Lawmakers

2016 Annual Budget $8.6 Million

Spies and Lies

Alleged Spy, Rob Moore

S. 697

A draft originated from the American Chemistry Council
Photo by Vince Alongi

Collective Activism

Photo by monojussi

Connect. Engage.

Photo by the UMF

Overturned in 1991

EPA Banned Asbestos in 1989
Photo by webercw

SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER

Unite.  Organize.  Action.
Photo by vgm8383

Asbestos

Mining Ceased in 2002
Photo by MaPige

Whitewashing

Photo by delete08

Profits over People

Photo by daily sunny

Clarence Borel

Champion for Truth and Justice

21st CENTURY LAWYERS

Equal Justice Under Law
Photo by IslesPunkFan

15,000 Annual Deaths

Human Cost of Inaction
Photo by Peter E. Lee

The Spin

American Chemistry Council

Science for Sale

Hired White Coats
Photo by ShironekoEuro

31 Million Metric Tons

Asbestos Consumption 1900 - 2017

20,000 Fibers

Compared to rice and hair

President Obama

2016 The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act

President Ford

1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

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21st CENTURY LAWYERS

Asbestos

Legal and Lethal

Senator Frank Lautenberg

Champion for TSCA Reform

@Linda_ADAO

Thank you.

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Money, Power, and Politics

Source: Open Secrets

Money, Power, and Politics

Source: Open Secrets

Money, Power, and Politics

Linda Reinstein

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