Talk:C. Boyden Gray

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Ok .. Energy Coalition Foundation .. Energy Future Coalition ... connect the dots and it's the same-old, same-old guys ... connect all of C. Boyden Gray's dots and one must ask .. where does all the moola come from? Speaking of "bought and paid for" .....

AI 8/19/03 09:23 (EDT)

WELL, WELL, WELL .... JUST ANSWERED MY OWN QUESTION, DARN IT! Already posted the following on the SourceWatch page for Gray:

The March 13, 2000 issue of Business Week online provides an insight via a book review of John B. Judis's "The Paradox of American Democracy. Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of Public Trust."

"Even natural-born policy aristocrats such as former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former White House counsel C. Boyden Gray, heir to the Reynolds tobacco fortune,...

Don't that beat all??? ..... Ask you shall be given .. now, why didn't we "catch this" before? Hmmmmmmm

This is most likely more C. Boyden Gray than anyone cared to see .. however, in the words of one person found during research, this is a very dangerous and powerful man ... and we should both keep an eye on him and be careful to avoid his path.

AI 8/20/03 08:12 (EDT)

The whole Gray family saga is very enlightening ... found the following and didn't feel -- due to its authorship -- that it properly belonged incorporated into other "Gray" articles:

C Boyden Gray, an outspoken critic of the EPA's standards and a lobbyist for Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, a firm specialising in environmental and regulatory risk management, is the principle spokesman and organiser of the AQSC. He was once White House legal counsel for President Bush, and he claims to have ghostwritten the weakened Clean Water Act for Senator Bob Dole.

His grandfather Bowman Gray, was the principal owner of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and his father, Gordon Gray, founded the Bowman Gray (memorial) Medical School in Winston-Salem and was actively involved in the 1940s national eugenical sterilisation movement along with other Clay [Gray?] relatives.

C. Boyden Gray is also chairman of Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE -- a national free-market think-tank and public policy organization), which is yet another major players in the anti-clean air debate. This is another group working with the National Association of Manufacturers.

The CSE appears also to be directly involved in anti-regulatory strategy planning with AQSC and they get their funding from the American Petroleum Institute, the American Plastics Council and the Chemical Manufacturers Association. The CSE's budget quadrupled from $4 million in 1991 to $17.6 million in 1995 and the organisation claims that its cash comes equally from industry, foundations and individuals.

AI 8/21/03 07:36 (EDT)