CMP calls in ‘Hired Gun’ Previously Used in Tobacco Industry, Asbestos, Toyota Controversies

The health and safety information CMP provided to various state agencies—including the the Maine Public Utilities Commission, Public Advocate and the state’s public health director—about smart meters was provided by Exponent, Inc., a company that has defended the tobacco and asbestos industries in cancer cases.

A February 18, 2010, Los Angeles Times article begins:

When some of the world’s best known companies faced disputes over secondhand smoke, toxic waste in the jungle and asbestos, they all turned to the same source for a staunch defense: Exponent Inc.

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One Response

  1. […] Boxer-Cook said the majority of the data CMP’s expert testimony cites comes from Exponent, a California engineering company that has come under fire from critics for delivering results that companies want to hear, including providing tobacco companies with testimony that second-hand smoke does not cause cancer. […]

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