Here's a really good overview about ALEC's Asbestos legislation in a diary at Daily Kos.
Remember that you read this and then fight it:
“The only thing transparent about this bill is the blatant support for the industry’s decades’ long effort to run out the clock on a victim’s ability to collect a claim before he or she dies,” said Heather White, chief of staff and general counsel for the Environmental Working Group.An estimated 10,000 Americans die each year from asbestos-related diseases. Many live only months after being diagnosed.EWG has documented the asbestos epidemic and the industry’s aggressive campaign to hide the dangers from the public and deny justice to those who have died.White has written the chairman and ranking members of the House Judiciary Committee where the legislation will first be considered:“Touted as a sunshine proposal, the bill fundamentally fails to understand health problems related to asbestos exposure and how the legal system compensates victims of asbestos disease. If signed into law, the FACT Act would significantly delay or deny justice for thousands of victims of the great asbestos tragedy. The public deserves better.
"The public deserves better.”
YES WE DO
But ALEC profit sector members
Don't give a damn about the public!
They only care about corporate profit!!!!
Work in their factories/office - live in their factory neighborhoods
Breathe in all those toxins and absorb teh chemicals into your body
All the stuff corporations do not tell us about -
And with the help of legislative members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
YOU will have absolutely no recourse against ALEC Corporate Profit Sector members.