Big chemical companies are quietly buying campaign ads that are polluting the airwaves in a bid to convince Congress not to regulate carcinogenic chemicals or not take other actions to protect health and the environment. The ads have appeared in districts of lawmakers who are poised to impact legislation to overhaul health and environmental standards. You won’t find these ads disclosed on the Federal Elections Commission website. But they are the latest example of how corporate money continues to flood into the election system.
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