Citizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain
From Global Energy Monitor
Citizens for Sensible Control of Acid Rain (CSCAR) operated between 1983 and 1991 to oppose tightening the Clean Air Act. In a 1986 letter sent to more than 600,000 constituents, CSCAR claimed that the acid rain bill would cost some $110 billion to industry and utilities and increase the electricity rate by 30 percent.
Funded by the coal and electric industry. Specific companies included:
- American Cyanamid Company
- Consolidation Coal Company
- Indianapolis Power and Light Company
- Jersey Central Power and Light Company
- Metropolitan Edison Company
- Ohio Edison Company
- Pennsylvania Electric Company
- Peabody Holding Company
- Southern Company
- Services Union Electric Company
Articles and resources
Related GEM.wiki articles
- Paul R. Samson, "Non-State Actors and Environmental Assessment: North American Acid Rain and Global Climate Change",ENRP Discussion Paper E-98-10, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, September 1998.
- Michael Weisskopf, "Industry's Covert War On an Acid Rain Bill," Washington Post, September 25, 1986, p. A23.