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FACTSHEET: National Legal Center for the Public Interest, NLCPI

DETAILS

1600 K Street N.W. Suite 800 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-466-9360
Fax: 202-466-9366

NLCPI was founded in 1975 . It does not engage in litigation, but provides "educational publications and educational forums" to advance its values, which include: "the rights of individuals, free enterprise, private ownership of property, balanced use of private and public resources, limited government, and a fair and efficient judiciary."

NLCPI was founded in 1975 after the The Pacific Legal Foundation commissioned a study to determine the best way to increase the impact of conservative legal foundations in the country. The study determined that the most effective method was to found a non-litigating umbrella organization that would in turn fund eight new regional public interest legal foundations and act as a unifying agent for the PLF and the new regional foundations. NLCPI filled this role until the 1980s when all the regional legal foundaitons were established. Since then, it has became a research organization, publishing scholarly legal writings, convening conferences, and fundraising. Initial funding for NLCPI came from J. Simon Fluor whose mineral, nuclear, oil and industrial fortunes had also bankrolled the Pacific Legal Foundation. General Motors, Ford, Texaco, Exxon, Gulf and Mobile also contributed seed money to help fund the new regional legal foundations. In addition, the philanthropic foundations controlled by Richard Mellon Scaife kicked in $1.8 million between 1973 and 1980 . In 1976, the NLCPI put up $50,000 and the Coors foundation $20,000 to found the Mountain States Legal Foundation, the first of the new regional legal foundations. (CLEAR report, NCLPI) NLCPI ultimately helped establish the Mountain States Legal Foundation, Mid-America Legal Foundation, Gulf Coast and Great Plains Legal Foundation (now Landmark), Mid-Atlantic Legal Foundation, Southeastern Legal Foundation, New England Legal Foundation, Washington Legal Foundation, and the Capital Legal Foundation

KEY QUOTES

1 September, 2003
"The persistence of global warming adherents, in the face of an uncooperative climate, also is interesting. Last winter, with much of the country facing record or near-record levels of cold and snow, advocates of global warming theories were defending their beliefs by arguing that the drought engulfing much of the United States was definitive proof that greenhouse gases were causing dramatic climate change. This allowed them to continue to blast the Bush administration for its failure to comply with the Kyoto agreement."
Source: "JUDICIAL/LEGISLATIVE WATCH REPORT," Volume XXIV Number TEN, NLCPI

FUNDING

National Legal Center for the Public Interest has received $240,500 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

1998
$15,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: Exxon Education Foundation Dimensions 1998 report

2000
$25,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
general support
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

2001
$25,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
general support
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2001
$7,500 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Gauer Lecture
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$25,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
general support
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$8,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Gauer Lecture
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$25,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Gauer Lecture
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$25,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
General Operating Support
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$10,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Gauer Lecture
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$25,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
General Support
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$25,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$25,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

early 90s?
$unknown Exxon Corporation
Source: 1997 Right Guide, 'Masks of Deception'

early 90s?
$unknown Exxon Corporation
Source: 1997 Right Guide, 'Masks of Deception'

KEY PEOPLE

Walter Williams
Member, Board of Directors
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

PEOPLE

Fred Fielding
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Stephen F. Gates
Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Ernest Hueter
President
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Irene A. Jacoby
Senior Vice President
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Joan D. Aikens
Member, Board of Directors
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Griffin B. Bell
Director Emeritus and Board Member
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Raymond P. Shafer
Member, Board of Directors
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

David Davenport
Member, Board of Directors
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Arnaud de Borchgrave
Member, Board of Directors
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Jan Amundson
Legal Advisory Council Member
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Kenneth Starr
Legal Advisory Council Member
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

C. Boyden Gray
Legal Advisory Council Member
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Dick Thornburgh
Legal Advisory Council Member
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

William K. Suter
Legal Advisory Council Member
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Richard L. Manetta
Legal Advisory Board Member
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Eugene Meyer
Legal Advisory Council Member
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

David F. Zoll
Legal Advisory Council Member
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

J. Edward Fowler
Legal Advisory Council Member
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Henry J. Abraham
Academic Advisory Council Member
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Nathan Glazer
Academic Advisory Council Member
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Walter Berns
Academic Advisory Board Member
Source: NLCPI website 4/04

Robert H. Bork
Fomer legal advisory committee member
Source: CLEAR d-base

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

1997 Right Guide, 'Masks of Deception'
1997 Right Guide, 'Masks of Deception'

CLEAR d-base
CLEAR d-base

NLCPI website 4/04
http://www.nlcpi.org

"JUDICIAL/LEGISLATIVE WATCH REPORT," Volume XXIV Number TEN, NLCPI
http://www.nlcpi.org/books/pdf/jlwr_sep03.pdf

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

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