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Resources for Responsible Management
1988 May 24: Tobacco Institute Memo says about Proposition 65 developments in California:
I have enclosed information on a newly formed institution, the Institute for Evaluating Health Risks (IEHR) , developed by Charles Powers of Resources for Responsible Management in Boston. The Institute is attempting to get approval and funding from the state of California and private entities to conduct the risk assessments on chemicals listed under Proposition 65. It is important to note that the IEHR is considered a concept at this point until it receives approval and a funding commitment from both the state of California and industry.
Mr. Powers has been involved in several industry-funded risk assessment and research projects in the past, most recently conducting emissions analyses for the automobile industry.
However, IEHR would be a cooperative effort between the California state government and industry (and possibly environmental organizations) through staffing and financial assistance. [Of course, it was a gigantic con-job]
1995 March: Charles Powers.
Not included on this list are:
- Resources for Responsible Management — Senior Principal
- Health Effects Institute — founding CEO (part EPA/part auto malers)
- Clean Sites. (Superfund operation)
- Institute for Evalating Health Risks (anti Prop 65 in California)
- Tobacco Institute executive lobbyist
He is associated with John D Graham 's Harvard Center for Risk Analysis (HCRA), and a a member of the Harvard Group on Risk Management Reform (HGRMR) which was chaired by the notorious C Boyden Gray