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How the Trash Industry Worked Overtime Trying to Thwart New York City’s Reform Plans — ProPublica

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“To fight zoning, the haulers created a nonprofit trade group, and they installed as its sole paid officer a convicted felon whose past participation in a bid-rigging, bribery and kickback scheme likely should have barred him from holding the position, according to city regulations.”

How the Trash Industry Worked Overtime Trying to Thwart New York City’s Reform Plans — ProPublica

A push against a zoning proposal involved a trade group helmed by a man convicted in a bid-rigging scheme; $500,000 to a lobbying firm that drafted legislation; and a lawmaker who was recently in business with one of the major haulers.

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