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FACTSHEET: Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy, ACSBPP

DETAILS

111 Forbes Street Suite 200.Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-268-3302
Fax: 410-268-4953

In its own words, "[t]he Annapolis Center is a national, non-profit educational organization that supports and promotes responsible energy, environmental, health and safety policy-making through the use of sound science. Founded by scientists, former policy-makers, and economists, The Center is committed to ensuring that public policy decisions are based on scientific facts and reasoning."

The Annapolis Center actively argues against the idea that global warming is the result of burning fossil fuels. They also advocate increased logging for better forest health and question rising mercury levels among other things. The Annapolis Center is funded primarily by the National Association of Manufacturers. The Center's founder and COO, Richard Seibert was a former National Association of Manufacturers Vice President.

QUOTES

25 June, 2003
"There's a fundamental disconnect between our needs for electric power and the inherent character of wind and photovoltaics (PVs), the two currently popular renewable electricity generators. Society demands electric power when we flip the switch, but wind and sunlight are by nature unpredictable and intermittent."
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

DEEDS

28 April, 2004
At the Center's Annual Dinner, it honored Sen. James Inhofe for "his work in promoting science-based public policy." Sen. Inhofe is known for his opposition to the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2003, ExxonMobil gave money to the Annapolis Center specifically for the support of its Annual Dinner.
Source: Annapolis Center Press Release 4/2/04

FUNDING

Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy has received $1,048,500 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

1998
$183,500 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: Exxon Education Foundation Dimensions 1998 report

2000
$190,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
40K project support 50K 'policy conferences'.100K 'discussion making light of scientific uncertainty'
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

2001
$27,500 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2001
$35,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$50,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
childrens asthma
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$70,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
general support
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$27,500 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
General Operating Support/Annual Dinner
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$75,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Project Support
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$30,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
General Operating Support
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
General Operating Support
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$105,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

2009
$75,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
annual dinners, New York and Washigton DC Tiger Ball, Houston and Washigton DC
Source: ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments

KEY PEOPLE

George T. Wolff
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Sallie Baliunas
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Richard Lindzen
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Richard Seibert
Chief Operating Officer
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Sen. James Inhofe
2004 Center Honoree
Source: Annapolis Center Press Release 4/2/04

PEOPLE

Harold M. Koenig
Chair and President
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Harrison H. Schmitt
Chairman Emeritus
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

George K. Anderson
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Ronald R. Blanck
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Nancy R. Adams
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

William Cooper
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Alberto Diaz Jr.
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Richard E. Hug
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Nancy Kerkvliet
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

John Parker
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Charles Harmon Pierce
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Ford Rowan
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Bradley F. Smith
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Jack W. Snyder
Member, Board of Directors
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Robert L. Hirsch
Co-Chair, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Robert Bush
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Gail Charnley
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Gerald North
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Board
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Paul Reiter
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Steven I. Baskin
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Ray Campion
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Donald E. Hagen
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Randall Lutter
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Clive Page
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Walter "Tony" Rosenbaum
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Thomas Star
Member, Science and Economic Advisory Council
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

Mark J. Utell
Member, Medical Advisory Committee
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04

SOURCES

ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4388

ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4386

ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4390

Exxon Education Foundation Dimensions 1998 report
Exxon Dimensions report 1998- Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4385

Annapolis Center website 3/04
http://www.annapoliscenter.org

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

Annapolis Center Press Release 4/2/04
"Sen. James M. Inhofe to be Honored by the Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy"
http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=125-04022004

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 2005 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4387

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

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