The Heritage Foundation
Koch Industries Climate Denial Front Group
$5,716,325 from Koch foundations, 1997-2015
ProPublica reported that Heritage Action, the 501c4 arm of the Heritage Foundation, received $500,000 from the Freedom Partners, a consortium of donors founded by Koch Industries executives, in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This “outside spending”
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 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 is a member of the State Policy Network.