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FACTSHEET: National Center for Public Policy Research, NCPPR

DETAILS

777 North Capital Street NE Suite 803 Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-371-1400
Fax: 202-408-7773

The National Center for Public Policy Research is a free market think tank that issues publications on a wide variety of policy issues. NCPPR often acts as a bridge between the DC-based conservative think tanks and more grassroots anti-regulatory groups.

NCPPR's John P. McGovern M.D. Center for Environmental and Regulatory Affairs hosts the "Global Warming Information Center" (www.nationalcenter.org/Kyoto.html). The site features the writings NCPPR's climate change skeptics as well as outside skeptics like Willie Soon and S. Fred Singer. NCPPR President Amy Moritz Ridenour created the NCPPR-sponsored site Envirotruth.org, which has a section listing the "myths" of climate change. "Envirotruth" links to ActivistCash.com, a food and tobacco lobby front that bashes progressive and environmental groups, including Greenpeace. NCPPR is part of the Alliance for American network, the State Policy Network, and the Cooler Heads Coalition. (4/04) Though NCPPR often accuses environmentalists of basing policy decisions on emotion rather than science, Amy Ridenour of NCPPR once justified her organization's use of fundraising scare tactics: "It's just that you're competing with a lot of other organizations. People seem to respond better to emotion than they do with letters that have lots and lots of facts." (San Francisco Examiner, February 8, 1998)

KEY QUOTES

"There is no serious evidence that man-made global warming is taking place."
Source: NCPPR website 4/04

"There are many indications that carbon dioxide does not play a significant role in global warming."
Source: NCPPR website 4/04

DEEDS

NCPPR was profiled in "The Fear Merchants, " an article criticizing the organization's direct mail fundraising in the San Francisco Chronicle, February 8, 1998. Among other things, the article revealed that NCPPR spent more than 77 percent of the groups' $2.3 million raised in 1995. The Council of Better Business Bureaus standards say fund-raising costs should not exceed 35 percent of the contributions raised.
Source: "The Fear Merchants" San Fransisco Chronicle 02/08/98

FUNDING

National Center for Public Policy Research has received $445,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

1998
$10,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: Exxon Education Foundation Dimensions 1998 report

2000
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
general support
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

2001
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
15K for 'climate change' 15K for general support
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
general support
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$30,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
'educational activities'
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

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

2003
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Global Climate Change/EnviroTruth Website
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$55,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$55,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
General Support and Educational Activities
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$55,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$55,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

2008
$55,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: EXXON FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING 2008

KEY PEOPLE

Amy Moritz Ridenour
President and Chairman
Source: NCPPR website 4/04

David A. Ridenour
Vice President
Source: NCPPR website 4/04

Gerald Marsh
Science Advisor
Source: NCPPR website 4/04

Candace Crandall
Adjunct Fellow
Source: NCPPR website 4/04

Bonner Cohen
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPPR website 4/04

Dana Joel Gattuso
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPPR website 4/04

PEOPLE

David Almasi
Executive Director
Source: NCPPR website 4/04

Christopher Burger
Program Coordinator, Center for Environmental and Regulatory Affairs
Source: NCPPR website 4/04

Eric Peters
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPPR website 4/04

Brian Seacholes
Senior Fellow
Source: NCPPR website 4/04

Thomas M. Bonnicksen
Science Advisory Board Member
Source: NCPPR 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

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

NCPPR website 4/04
http://www.nationalcenter.org

"The Fear Merchants" San Fransisco Chronicle 02/08/98
Daily Newspaper
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/examiner/a/1998/02/08/NEWS3642.dtl

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

ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=download&d=4586

EXXON FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING 2008
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/community_contributions_report.aspx