Eastman Chemical Co.
Eastman Chemical Co. was founded in 1920 in Kingsport, TN. The company was spun off from Eastman Kodak in 1994. The company's key markets include tobacco, energy and fuels, and industrial chemicals and processing.
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Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
Eastman Chemical Co. has been a corporate funder of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). See ALEC Corporations for more.
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Eastman Chemical and tobacco
Eastman Chemical produces material for cigarette filters (NYT 7/23/94). Eastman Chemical, as a subsidiary of the Eastman Kodak Co., was the major cigarette filter material supplier for 40 years from the 1950s to 1994 (A. Blum/NYT 8/6/94). Eastman Chemical became an independent company in January 1994 (A. Blum/NYT 8/6/94). Eastman Chemical is a former subsidiary of Eastman Kodak and is no longer affiliated with Eastman Kodak since 1994 (NYT 7/23/94). See Eastman Kodak, TTLA Almanac - Names.
Eastman Chemical and coal
Proposed coal plants
- TXE Industrial Gasification Facility (cancelled)
Existing coal plants
- ↑ About Eastman: Company Profile, Eastman Chemical, accessed December 2009.
- ↑ Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research, project of the Environmental Working Group, Information on American Legislative Exchange Council, archived organizational profile, archived by Wayback Machine December 2, 2000, accessed August 19, 2011
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