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FACTSHEET: Mackinac Center,

DETAILS

140 West Main Street Midland, MI 48640
Phone: 989-631-0900
Fax: 989-631-0964

Formerly the Michigan Research Institute, the Mackinac Center is a free-market, anti-regulatory and pro-business think tank that "promotes private sector solutions to government problems in Michigan."

Mackinac Center is associated with the Heritage Foundation and is part of the State Policy Network. Mackinac publishes the Impact newsletter, Michigan Education Digest, Michigan Eduation Report, Michigan Privitization Report, and Viewpoint on Public Issues. Mackinac has been particularly active in promoting school vouchers.

KEY QUOTES

26 March, 2001
"President Bush's recent veto of a costly EPA plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions shows that he is serious about boosting the country's slowing economy. New emission controls would have harmed consumers and delivered a stinging blow to economic growth. In the face of intense pressure from eco-activists and global warming alarmists within his own administration, the president decided to place a high priority on the nation's energy development and avoided a potentially devastating energy policy miscue early in his term."
Source: "Cooler Heads Prevail on Global Warming," James Sheehan 3/26/01

2 November, 1998
"Modern transportation, housing, and other energy-intensive industrial activity use power provided mostly by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and oil. This combustion has increased atmospheric carbon dioxide by about 30 percent over the past century. Carbon dioxide is a "greenhouse gas" suspected of trapping so much heat in the atmosphere that it results in world-wide temperature increases. Activists who spread alarm about global warming argue that this is the primary source of a heating trend and disaster looms if government fails to take corrective action."
Source: "Global Warming: Mother Nature Is Still In Charge," Kent Davis 11/2/98

FUNDING

Mackinac Center has received $30,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

2000
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
leadership program
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

2001
$5,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$10,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

KEY PEOPLE

Kent Davis
Senior Adviser
Source: Mackinac Center Website

James M. Sheehan
Adjunct Scholar
Source: Mackinac Center Website

PEOPLE

Richard Vedder
Board of Scholars member
Source: Mackinac Center website 3/04

Russ Harding

Source: New York Times

Diane Katz

Source: Mackinac Center Website

Brian Carpenter
Director of Leadership Development
Source: Mackinac Center Website

John Coonradt
Vice President for Advancement
Source: Mackinac Center Website

Andrew Coulson
Senior Fellow in Education Policy
Source: Mackinac Center Website

Burton Folsom
Senior Fellow in Economic Education
Source: Mackinac Center Website

Robert Hunter
Senior Fellow in Labor Policy
Source: Mackinac Center Website

Paul Kersey
Labor Policy Research Associate
Source: Mackinac Center Website

Michael LaFaive
Director of Fiscal Policy
Source: Mackinac Center Website

Joseph Lehman
Executive Vice President
Source: Mackinac Center Website

Jack McHugh
Legislative Analyst
Source: Mackinac Center Website

Jon Perdue
Education Policy Research Associate
Source: Mackinac Center Website

Lawrence Reed
President
Source: Mackinac Center Website

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

Mackinac Center website 3/04
http://www.mackinac.org

New York Times
http://nytimes.com

Mackinac Center Website
http://www.mackinac.org

"Cooler Heads Prevail on Global Warming," James Sheehan 3/26/01
http://www.mackinac.org/article.asp?ID=3386

"Global Warming: Mother Nature Is Still In Charge," Kent Davis 11/2/98
http://www.mackinac.org/article.asp?ID=1284