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FACTSHEET: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man, ISEM

DETAILS

P.O. Box 0274 N.L. Heroy Hall Dallas, TX, 75275-0274
Phone: 214-768-2425
Affiliated with Southern Methodist University, ISEM promotes "education and research in Geology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Energy and Environmental Sciences."

ISEM was organized in 1966 to explore an interdisciplinary approach to energy issues. The advocate the use of "clean" coal and nuclear technology as a solution to dependence on foreign oil. Corporate sponsors in addition to Exxon Mobil include Shell Oil, Hunt Oil, Lyco Energy Corporation, and Five States Energy Corporation (http://www.smu.edu/isem/sponsors.html). Frank Sprow, ExxonMobil's Vice President for Safety, Health & Environment, is a trustee.

QUOTES

16 October, 2003
"Energy research should be supported in conjunction with industry. Areas for consideration should include CO2 sequestration and hydrogen generation, storage, and utilization. Clean coal technology should gain a high priority because of our dependence on coal for electrical generation now and in the foreseeable future."
Source: ISEM Energy Program

FUNDING

Institute for the Study of Earth and Man has received $76,500 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

2000
$20,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

2001
$10,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$15,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$10,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$10,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
General Operating Support
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$1,500 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Other
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$10,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Hollis D. Hedberg Award
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

KEY PEOPLE

Frank B. Sprow
Trustee
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

PEOPLE

H. Leighton Steward
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

Marsha Ard
Trustee
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

L. Robert Brammer
Trustee
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

James E. Brooks
Vice Chairman
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

Marlan W. Downey
Senior Fellow
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

Michael C. Forrest
Trustee
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

Peter D. Gaffney
Trustee
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

James A. Gibbs
Trustee
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

Jack H. Hamilton
Trustee
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

W. Herbert Hunt
Trustee
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

Louis L. Jacobs
President
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

Bobby B. Lyle
Trustee
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

Thomas E. Meurer
Trustee
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

Carter R. Montgomery
Trustee
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

Dennis J. O'Brien
Trustee
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

Caroline B. Brettell
Member Ex Officio
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

Robert T. Gregory
Member Ex Officio
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

William B. Heroy Jr.
President Emeritus
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

R. Gerald Turner
Member Ex Officio
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

Gerald M. Friedman
2004 Hedberg Award in Energy Recipient
Source: Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04

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

Institute for the Study of Earth and Man website 4/04
http://www.smu.edu/isem/index.html

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

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

ISEM Energy Program
Energy policy recommendations sent to national leaders in 2003.
http://www.smu.edu/isem/energy.html

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