The Relief Report ® EXTRA

A newsletter covering regulatory reform efforts in Washington and across America, published by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Court, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202/543-5975, E-mail [email protected] Web


Issue #5 * January 30, 1997 * David A. Ridenour, Editor


This Late-Breaking Update...

Secret Meeting of Environmental Grant Makers Association
Is Not So Secret

The Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), an umbrella of several hundred foundation and corporate givers to the environmental movement, will hold a closed-door meeting February 3-4. Through these meetings environmental grantmakers help set the agenda of the environmental movement. As Mother Jones noted: "By deciding which organizations get money, the grant-makers help set the agenda of the environmental movement and influence the programs and strategies that activists carry out." Though these meetings are normally held under cloak of secrecy, the Relief Report has obtained a copy of the EGA's agenda. Speakers include: Representative Sherwood Boehlert (R-NY), EPA Administrator Carol Browner, Michael Bean of the Environmental Defense Fund and Deb Callahan of the League of Conservation Voters. No one representing the property rights, sound science or free market environmental views is on the agenda. There will also be presentations on how the environmental movement can expand its base among the African-American and evangelical communities. Those interested in learning more about the EGA or in wrangling an invitation to attend are advised to contact the Rockefeller Family Fund, 212/373-4252. The Relief Report wishes to thank EPA Administrator Browner's office for providing the EGA contact information.

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