Environment Gains From Allied’s Fine

In 1977 the top executives of Allied Chemical Corporation were confronted with a choice by District Court Judge, Robert R. Merhioe. Either pay a $13.2 million fine for poisoning the James River with the pesticide, keoone, or find a way for the fine to benefit the people of Allied offered to make a contribution of…

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Packwood Maneuver

Sen. Robert Packwood is a rare kind of Republican. He favors strong lifesaving auto-safety standards. He is a champion of women’s rights groups. Last year, he urged a stronger stand by consumer groups against an effort in Congress to weaken the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection mission. But when it comes to the broadcasting industry,…

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