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The Heritage Foundation

Page - March 31, 2010
$2,738,571 received from Koch foundations 2005-2011 [Total Koch foundation grants 1997-2011: $4,551,571]

The Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank with predetermined bias against climate policy.

Heritage is a member of the State Policy Network.

In 2010, The Heritage Foundation severely misrepresented the Royal Society’s position on climate change, editing out ten pages of a report to make it appear that the scientific authority was uncertain about the occurrence of global warming. The post’s author is a former associate of the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation.

Heritage avidly supports federal approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would greatly increase tar sands imports from Canada and directly benefit Koch Industries and other major oil companies as a result.

The Heritage Foundation has also: misinterpreted the impacts of global warming on the US economy; twisted news reports to justify claims about 'climate taxes'; issued deceptive economic analyses and presentations; and released allegations about economic ruin and job losses from green stimulus investments by Congress.

Heritage Foundation also teamed up with Institute for Energy Research (IER) to promote the widely debunked "Spanish" study.


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