Members of Congress, Obama Administration Go to Bat For Billionaire Investor

A dispute over a lead smelter in a small Peruvian town has prompted members of Congress and the Obama administration to intervene on behalf of an American billionaire who environmentalists say became one of the richest men in the world while his metal mining companies polluted the environment. The intervention follows a major lobbying effort by the Renco Group, a U.S.-based private holding company owned by Ira Rennert, to enlist the help of the U.S. government in the company's negotiations...Full Story
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