State Policy Network (SPN) - Koch Industries Climate Denial Front Group

State Policy Network (SPN)

Page - March 31, 2010
$40,000 received from Koch foundations 2005-2011 [Total Koch foundation grants 1997-2011: $49,000]

The State Policy Network (SPN) is a network of state level think tanks and policy organizations that act as a coordinated front for a variety of corporate priorities including delaying action to mitigate global warming. The State Policy Network has promoted climate science denial conferences hosted by the Heartland Institute and circulated unscientific reports from Heartland's "Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change." Heartland's "Climate Change Reconsidered" reports are authored by career climate deniers such as S. Fred Singer and Craig Idso.

The Charles G. Koch Foundation is a member of the State Policy Network.

The following Koch-funded State Policy Network member organizations are involved in coordinated public relations campaigns to promote unscientific doubt over global warming and delay policies to address the problem:

The State Policy Network also includes numerous "Associate Members," often based in Washington, DC, that are part of the Koch-funded climate denial machine, some of which were established by the Koch brothers. Note: other SPN members without [direct] Koch funding also participate in the climate denial machine, such as DCI Group and the Pacific Legal Foundation. Koch foundations finance numerous other SPN members as well.

Few of the Koch-funded groups that promote doubt over global warming aren't members of the State Policy Network.

SPN is also associated with networks financing not only the climate denial machine, but the broader corporate political movement, such as the Philanthropy Roundation, the Searle Freedom Trust, and Donor's Trust, all of which are tied to the Kochs.


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