ALEC's Top Five Anti-Environment 'Model' Laws

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ALEC claims it is a 'charity' and is taxed accordingly in what must be the largest hoax every perpetrated on the IRS
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The American Legislative Exchange Council, a 'stealth business lobbyist' that helps corporations write state and federal legislation supporting their interests, has taken major heat for its backing of controversial laws. More than a dozen companies -- including Coca Cola and Procter & Gamble -- have pulled out of the organization over the last month due to ALEC's support of voter ID requirements and the Stand-Your-Ground law blamed by many for the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. While the controversy around these laws has been widely reported, ALEC's efforts to help corporate interests cut down climate legislation, renewable energy, and environmental protections are only now being heavily scrutinized. Funded by coal and oil companies, ALEC has made it a priority to stop any changes to the fossil-fueled status quo.

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