Industry groups

Industry groups

Commentary

Hotel housekeepers are repeatedly injured on the job.

Cutting Back on Housekeepers' Heavy Lifting

August 02, 2011

Cry Wolf Quotes

We have 1,000 products. If every state has different reporting requirements, we’d have to produce 50,000 different [Material Safety Data Sheets].

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Garth Fort, lobbyist for the Monsanto Company.
08/30/1983 | Full Details | Law(s): Right To Know

...we are not supportive of the extensive, prescriptive regulations as proposed in this rule. We believe industry's current safety and environmental statistics demonstrate that the voluntary programs implemented since the adoption of API RP 75 have been and continue to be very successful.

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British Petroleum’s public comment letter to the Mineral Management Service and the Department of the Interior. The New York Times.

We estimate it will take approximately 9 man-months to meet the law’s mandates for each plant. Considering that E. F. Houghton has six plants in the United States, it would consume 4 _ man-years to meet S.51’s proposed paperwork burden.

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B. Michel Robin, chairman of Government Affairs, Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association.

[Automakers stated that the treaty would] increase gas prices 50 cents a gallon, boost the price of electricity 20 percent and raise the cost of making cars.

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BLIND SPOT: THE BIG THREE’S ATTACK ON THE GLOBAL WARMING TREATY, from the The Environmental Working Group.
10/03/1997 | Full Details | Law(s): Kyoto Treaty

Evidence

Backgrounders & Briefs

The Short-Handled Hoe Hearings: 1973- 1975

In 1972, California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA) petitioned the Industrial Safety Board of California’s Division of Industrial Safety to prohibit the use of the 12-inch short-handled hoe. The hearing transcipts are online here.