Saturday, December 22, 2012

ALEC Corporations - Legislation that Meets Their Needs

Found this Occupy video that should bring awareness to all of how incredibly dangerous it is to have corporations meeting privately behind closed doors with legislators at ALEC meetings.  Legislation that written specifically to provide protections for the corporations - AT THE EXPENSE - of the citizens.

Because ALEC hides their legislation from the public – we can only assume that Freeport McMoran probably wrote this legislation and sponsored it at an ALEC meeting or at the ALEC Arizona State Dinner/Gala behind closed doors at ALEC meetings.

The nastiness
In 2012 Freeport McMoran so polluted South Bisbee's groundwater that lifelong residents had to be forced out of their homes forever

The legislation that helps corporations and does not help the citizens
-the AZ legislature made Freeport-McMoRan a water broker and passed laws giving them an exemption from the law that protects Arizona’s groundwater, while creating criminal penalities for employees who release internal documents related to pollution and granting classified status to most internal reports on safety, inspection and pollution from such companies as Freeport.

The connection between the corporation and the legislation
Freeports Lobbyists along with their lobbying thru ALEC helped them win big even while facing a nightmare of negative publicity in the state and worldwide with a nomination from Sweden for the biggest polluter world-wide.

Corporations can evidently buy what ever they want at an ALEC meeting from ALEC legislators.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold was a "Vice-Chairman" level sponsor of 2011 American Legislative Exchange Council Annual Conference, which in 2010, equated to $25,000.[5] Freeport was also a sponsor of the Louisiana Welcome Reception at the 2011 ALEC Annual Meeting.[6]

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