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FACTSHEET: Global Climate Coalition, GCC

DETAILS

1275 K Street, NW, Suite 890 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-682-9161
Fax: 202-638-1043

Currently "deactivated", the Global Climate Coalition was "A coalition of companies and trade associations seeking to present the views of industry in the global warming debate."

Solidly a corporate front group, GCC shared offices with the National Association of Manufacturers from its founding in 1989 through 1987. American Petroleum Institute's then-Executive Vice President William O'Keefe served as Chair for a number of years. (O'Keefe is now head of the George C. Marshall Institute). The coalition began to fall apart when Shell withdrew from coalition on 4/22/98, announcing that global warming is a problem they should be solving. GCC was officially shelved after the presidential election of George W. Bush. According to 1996 and 1997 990 forms, all non-interest revenue came from membership dues, paid by member companies. In 1996 membership revenue totaled $1,224,451 and $1,684,212 in 1997. In 1997, GCC spent $1,288,662 on "consultants,". nearly all of its income. The rest was spent on lobbying and political expenditures, $133,079 in1996 and $108,975 in 1997. Major member organizations included the Chemical Manufacturers Association, the American Forest and Paper Association, the Edison Electric Institute, and the American Petroleum Institute, Atlantic Richfield Coal Co., Bethlehem Steel, Chrysler, Dow Chemical, Exxon, GM, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Mobil, Shell Oil, Southern Co, (Washington Representatives and Oil Lawyers 2-98).

FUNDING

Global Climate Coalition has received $0 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

1997
$unknown Exxon Corporation
Source: GCC Membership list 1997- faxed to CLEAR 2/19/97

1997
$unknown Mobil Corporation
Source: GCC Membership list 1997- faxed to CLEAR 2/19/97

KEY PEOPLE

William OKeefe
Chairman Emeritus
Source: George Marshall Institute website 4/04

PEOPLE

Sallie Baliunas
spokesperson/hired PR firm for her
Source: GCC Membership list 1997- faxed to CLEAR 2/19/97

SOURCES

GCC Membership list 1997- faxed to CLEAR 2/19/97
GCC Membership list 1997- faxed to CLEAR 2/19/97

George Marshall Institute website 4/04
http://www.marshall.org