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MTBE: A Win for Clean Water As Backlash Hits Big Oil's Political Allies

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Congress shot down a scheme to shield oil companies from lawsuits over MTBE water contamination after EWG published documents proving it was the industry's idea to add the suspected carcinogen to gasoline. It's a defeat with major repercussions for politicians like Rep. Joe Barton, who insisted on the bailout for Texas refiners, and Rep. Charlie Bass, whose support could have thrown out a lawsuit by his home state of New Hampshire.

WashPost: Victory for communities across U.S.

Concord Monitor: Black mark on Bass' record




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