Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise
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The Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise or CDFE is a wise use think tank which describes itself as "an educational foundation for individual liberty, free markets, property rights and limited government".
CDFE was founded in 1974 by Alan Gottlieb.
Executive Vice-President: Ron Arnold
Challenge to 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status of the Environmental Working Group
On February 8, 2002, the Center filed a complaint with IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti, claiming that the EWG's "excessive lobbying and politicking" activities are "clearly illegal and should (at a minimum) result in revocation of the organization's tax-exempt status."
The complaint charges that the group hid its political-lobbying expenditures, failed to register as a lobbyist in California, submitted false or misleading reports with the IRS and acted as a political-action organization in violation of Section 501(c)(3) rules. Ron Arnold stated "The Environmental Working Group is not what it seems. Its goal is not protecting the environment. Its goal is power--political power."
- "WorldNetDaily.com story on EWG complaint". Undueinfluence.com. 2002-02-17. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
- cdfe.org - official homepage
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