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What do "petroleum powers, big-box developers, old-growth loggers and chemically dependent coffee companies" have to do with Earth Day?
April 22, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Welcome to Earth Day 2004, brought to you by petroleum powers, big-box developers, old-growth loggers and chemically dependent coffee companies trying to paint their public image green....Some might argue that there is nothing wrong with corporations acting as a friend of Earth Day, no matter how unfriendly their everyday operations may be. Perhaps they are just showing solidarity with the millions of Americans who support Earth Day each year to combat the necessary environmental evils of their year-round lifestyles. But the reality is that sponsorship is often intended not as atonement for misdeeds against nature, but as a distraction from them."

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Published on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 in The New York Times
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