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July 19, 1998|Jean Winegardner

Astroturf campaign n. artificial grass-roots campaign funded by large company. "That Astroturf campaign actually says oil spills are good for fish!"

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biostitute n. scientist who testifies at hearings in support of environmentally harmful projects.

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daylighting n. raw sewage seeping from manholes and exposed pipes caused by, among other things, blocked sewer lines and overfilled or leaky septic tanks

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enviromenace n. individual or company with a record of disregarding environmental laws. "That enviromenace had a bunch of biostitutes in his pocket."

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F-beach n. beach with high levels of harmful bacteria.

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gack n. gooey mixture of trash, chemicals and urban runoff found in storm-drain catch basins. rel. witch's brew.

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Sanigram n. official notice of bad sewage spill sent by the city to government and public-interest groups.

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