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Fri Jun 26, 2020, 10:18 AM

Who Funds Climate Denial In The US? In Large Measure, Successful Long-Dead Business Owners

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One of the largest donors to anti-climate policy causes is the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, which has spent millions of dollars annually on groups that try to sow doubt about climate change and that work to weaken climate regulations.

Public tax filings show that the Wisconsin-based foundation has assets of about $1 billion and was named for two brothers Lynde, who died in 1942, and Harry, a member of the far-right John Birch Society, who died in 1965. The family made its fortune in electronic controls. The foundation was expanded into a conservative powerhouse in 1985, when a sale of the family company expanded the foundation's assets to $290 million.

In recent years, the foundation has pumped millions of dollars into groups that worked closely with the Trump White House to roll back most of the Obama administration's climate policy; to increase the voice of industry researchers in order to diminish air pollution regulations; and to steer federal agencies such as the Interior Department, EPA and the Department of Energy toward the interests of fossil fuel companies. Last year alone, the Bradley Foundation spent more than $2 million funding CEI, the Cato Institute, the CO2 Coalition, the Heritage Foundation, FreedomWorks, the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council. Former employees of those groups have served in senior positions at the White House, Interior, DOE and EPA, and on President Trump's transition teams for those agencies.

Millions of dollars to the same groups has also flowed from the Searle Freedom Trust, public tax filings show. The trust was founded by Daniel C. Searle, who died in 2007 and was a fourth-generation CEO of a family pharmaceutical company that was sold to Monsanto. In 2018 alone, tax filings show, the Searle trust gave more than $2 million to groups that worked with the Trump administration to roll back environmental regulations, including the CO2 Coalition, CEI, Cato and the Heritage Foundation.

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https://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2020/06/26/stories/1063454107

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Fri Jun 26, 2020, 10:22 AM

1. So who would I know on the board that is making these 'donations'?



Who is in charge and what are their connections?

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Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:42 PM

2. "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones."

Every quote you ever need has already been provided by Shakespeare, Monty Python, or The Simpsons.

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Fri Jun 26, 2020, 01:52 PM

3. Please read Jane Mayers' book Dark Money. Reveals how oligarchs control us.

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