Documenting Exxon-Mobil's funding of climate change skeptics.

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FACTSHEET: Mercatus Center, George Mason University,

DETAILS

3301 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 450 Arlington, VA 22201-4433
Phone: (703) 993-4930
Fax: (703) 993-4935

The Mercatus Center "is a research and education center dedicated to bringing about a freer, more prosperous, and peaceful society." It is located at GMU's Arlington, VA campus, along with GMU's Law and Economics Center (also ExxonMobil funded) and the Institute for Humane Studies.

KEY QUOTES

23 May, 2001
"The evidence regarding global warming and human contribution to it is mixed, and as forecasts of anthropogenic warming get more refined, they predict less extreme warming. ...There is little, if any, scientific support for dire predictions that warming temperatures will result in rampant tropical diseases etc. On the contrary, if a slight warming does occur, historical evidence suggests it is likely to be beneficial, occurring at night, in the winter, and at the poles. Taking "precautionary action" to protect human health based on a series of tenuous linkages would likely create a new set of risks. "
Source: Mercatus Center, Regulatory Studies Program 5/23/01

FUNDING

Mercatus Center, George Mason University has received $330,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

2003
$40,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$40,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Regulatory Improvement (Climate Change)
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$40,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$40,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

2008
$40,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: EXXON FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING 2008

2009
$40,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments

2010
$40,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2010 Worldwide Giving Report

2011
$25,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil corporate funding 2011, public policy

2012
$25,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil corporate funding 2012, public policy

KEY PEOPLE

Charles Koch
Board Member
Source: Mercatus Center website 4/04

Donald J. Boudreaux
Senior Educational Advisor
Source: Mercatus Center website 4/04

Susan Dudley
Director, Regulatory Studies Program
Source: Mercatus Center website 4/04

Vernon L. Smith
Professor of Economics and Law
Source: Mercatus Center website 4/04

Bruce Yandle
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics
Source: Mercatus Center website 4/04

Richard Fink
Board of Directors
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

PEOPLE

Tyler Cowen
General Director
Source: Mercatus Center website 4/04

Paul Edwards
President
Source: Mercatus Center website 4/04

Lawrence Kudlow
Dorothy Donnelley Moller Distinguished Scholar
Source: Mercatus Center website 4/04

Gordon Tullock
Professor of Law and Economics
Source: Mercatus Center website 4/04

SOURCES

ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4389

Mercatus Center website 4/04
http://www.mercatus.org

Mercatus Center, Regulatory Studies Program 5/23/01
Article by Kameran Bailey: "The Environmental Protection Agency's Request for Comment on a Petition: Control of Emissions From Newand In-use Highway Vehicles and Engines"
http://www.mercatus.org/regulatorystudies/article.php/75.html

ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report
2004 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4380

ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research downloaded from Exxon website
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4381

ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=download&d=4586

EXXON FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING 2008
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/community_contributions_report.aspx

ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
Exxon Mobil Corporation 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/files/gcr_contributions_pub-policy09.pdf

ExxonMobil 2010 Worldwide Giving Report
http://exxonmobil.com/Corporate/Files/gcr_contributions_pubpolicy-2010.pdf

ExxonMobil corporate funding 2011, public policy
http://www.webcitation.org/68w7Tt51X

ExxonMobil corporate funding 2012, public policy
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/Files/gcr_contributions_publicpolicy12.pdf