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Scott Pruitt's Secret Science Plan Was Developed to Defend Tobacco and It Could Be Coming for Clean Air Rules

In early 1998, lobbying and PR company Powell Tate was busy with a strategy to protect its tobacco industry clients from health and safety regulations. Costing roughly $200,000, the plan was called “Secret Science” and would be a public affairs campaign
DeSmogBlog
added May 7, 2018 22:09
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[North Carolina] HISTORY-MAKER: William Cyrus Briggs

he came to town with plans to improve mechanized cigarette manufacturing. During those days, Duke’s American Tobacco Co. was the only company with a machine capable of producing cigarettes, making it difficult for other, smaller firms to compete.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 1, 2018 22:54
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GLANTZ: UNICEF “Muted” on Tobacco Control for Children After Partnerships with Tobacco Industry Organizations

The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children’s rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, from 2003 until at least 2016, during which time UNICEF’s focus on children’s rights to a tobacco-free life was reduced, according to previously se
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Apr 30, 2018 20:57
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[Wisconsin] Bill Berry: Welcome to the United States of Addiction

My grandpa smoked Pall Mall cigarettes until the day he died of lung cancer. All the while, the tobacco industry told him cigarettes weren’t harmful... Addiction is big business
(Madison, WI) Capital Times
added Apr 30, 2018 18:31
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[California] GLANTZ: RJ Reynolds Tobacco continues to be sole funder of Prop E, the company’s effort to repeal San Francisco’s prohibition on selling flavored tobacco products

The latest campaign finance statements are out and RJ Reynolds continues to be the sole financer of “No on E”, the referendum campaign to overturn San Francisco’s prohibition on the sale of flavored tobacco products, with $9,041,824. They are saturating
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Apr 29, 2018 17:51
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[New York] A Smoking Robot Ruled the 1939 World’s Fair

Elektro was massive—seven feet tall, 250 pounds—and he was designed to put on a show. Visitors were treated to a 20-minute-long performance during which Elektro would smoke, carry on a conversation—including hurling mild insults—from his 700-word vocabul
The History Channel (A&E Television Networks)
added Apr 28, 2018 00:33
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Pruitt: EPA will seek 'comprehensive rule' to alter New Source Review

"The type of studies you want to exclude are the same kind of scientific studies that lead in pipe and paints harm children and that secondhand smoke is a dangerous carcinogen," Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) said at the hearing. "We're talking about landmark stu
UtilityDive
added Apr 27, 2018 17:02
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ON THE EPA'S NEW 'SECRET SCIENCE' POLICY, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS BOTH PROFESS A FEAR OF POLITICIZED SCIENCE

"I've been through this with the tobacco industry," Representative Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) said at one point. "I think I have a good handle on what's going on." Tobacco companies famously cast doubt on the research showing secondhand smoke is dangero
Pacific standard magazine and PSMag.com
added Apr 27, 2018 16:57
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The EPA Is Acting Like Big Tobacco

in 1995, Glantz and other researchers unearthed documents...When Pruitt announced the EPA’s new science policy on Tuesday, Milloy was one of the few people invited to the event—reporters were not—because he has been a longtime proponent of the “secret sc
The New Republic
added Apr 26, 2018 12:45
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Pruitt's 'Transparency' Rule Would Use Big Tobacco Plan to Gut EPA Science

comes straight from a 1996 memo from lobbyist/lawyer Chris Horner to tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds... another major advocate of this push to identify “extra-judicial” approaches is Steve Milloy. Like Horner, Milloy has worked on behalf of both coal and toba
DeSmogBlog
added Apr 25, 2018 17:44
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