Swamped With Cash

Political campaign contributions and the assault on America's wetlands laws

March 1, 1996

Swamped With Cash: Acknowledgments

Special thanks to Molly Evans who designed and produced the report, and to Kathy Nemsick, Lea Hardwick, Linda Young and Allison Daly for coordinating the release of Swamped With Cash. We are grateful to Ken Cook and Richard Wiles for their editing and insight.

We would also like to thank the many individuals who reviewed early drafts of this report for their assistance in improving the final version. We have made every effort to respond to their comments, and to double-check the data and analyses presented herein.

Swamped with Cash was made possible by grants from The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Moriah Fund, The Packard Foundation, and the Florence and John Schumann Foundation. A computer equipment grant from the Apple Computer Corporation made the analysis possible. The opinions expressed in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the supporters listed above.

Copyright March 1996 by the Environmental Working Group/The Tides Foundation. All rights reserved. Manufactured in the United States of America. Printed on recycled paper.

Cover photograph: "Scene in Marsh on Anacostia River, Washington, Capitol in distance," ca. 1882. Photography by John K. Hillers

Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit environmental research organization based in Washington, D.C. The Environmental Working Group is a project of the Tides Foundation, a California Public Benefit Corporation based in San Francisco that provides administrative and program support services to nonprofit programs and projects.

Kenneth A. Cook, President
Mark B. Childress, Vice President for Policy
Richard Wiles, Vice President for Research

Clean Water Network

The Clean Water Network is a coalition of more than 800 organizations representing environmentalists, commercial fishermen, recreational anglers, surfers, boaters, farmers, faith communities, environmental justice advocates, labor unions, and urban communities.

Kathy Nemsick, Coordinator
Lea Hardwick, Assistant Coordinator
Linda Young, Southeast Field Coordinator