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FACTSHEET: PERC - Property and Environment Research Center, formerly Political Economy Research Center, PERC

DETAILS

2048 Analysis Dr. Suite A Bozeman, MT 59718
Phone: (406) 587-9591
PERC promotes "free-market environmentalism." Major issues include property rights and "reforming" the Endangered Species Act.

PERC is a member of the Cooler Heads Coalition and has been listed as a "networking participant" in the Alliance for America, the "wise use" umbrella group. Executive Director Terry Anderson was a member of George W. Bush's presidential campaign environmental advisory staff, as was current Secretary of the Interior and former PERC fellow Gale Norton. Kathryn Ratte of PERC addressed the Petroleum Association of America on "a more grassroots approach to telling the industry's story in the nation's public schools." She stated that the problem is that "politically correct environmentalism invaded U.S. public classrooms years ago, and is helping to hold the door shut on your message." Another problem is that "children resonate with environmental topics." Ratte recommended tailoring industry materials to all subjects, including language arts to get at students from all possible angles. Ratte also recommended that industry hold teacher workshops "in resorts or campuses in pleasant surroundings" to get educators to use their materials. At one point, the meeting turned into a fund raising event. The presenters recommended industry also form partnerships with organizations such as the Foundation for Teaching Economics and PERC because "If it has a corporate logo on it, it is propaganda... You need a foot in the door where somebody else is pushing he door open for you...The people best able to push open the door are non-profit education organizations that teachers already think of as being credible," reasoned Ratte (American Oil and Gas Reporter December, 1998).

FUNDING

PERC - Property and Environment Research Center, formerly Political Economy Research Center has received $155,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

1998
$20,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: Exxon Education Foundation Dimensions 1998 report

2000
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
project support
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

2001
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

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

2003
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$15,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Property and Environment Research Center
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$20,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$20,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$20,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

KEY PEOPLE

Jonathan H. Adler
1998 Broadbent Fellow
Source: www.perc.org

Terry Anderson
Executive Director
Source: www.perc.org

Patricia "Lynn" Scarlett
former "Policy Series" writer
Source: www.perc.org

Gale Norton
former Fellow
Source: "Gale Norton's Associations with Anti-Environmental and Wise Use Groups," CLEAR

Kimberly Dennis
director
Source: Philanthropy roundtable - Kim Dennis

PEOPLE

Daniel K. Benjamin
Senior Associate
Source: www.perc.org

David D. Haddock
Senior Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Peter J. Hill
Senior Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Donald R. Leal
Senior Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Robert E. McCormick
Senior Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Roger E. Meiners
Senior Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Andrew P. Morriss
Senior Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Jane S. Shaw
Senior Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Randy T. Simmons
Senior Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Richard L. Stroup
Senior Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Walter Thurman
Senior Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Bruce Yandle
Senior Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Holly L. Fretwell
Research Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Bishop Grewell
Research Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Nick Parker
Research Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Donald R. Wentworth
Director of Environmental Education
Source: www.perc.org

Linda E. Platts
Editorial Associate
Source: www.perc.org

Thomas E. Beach
Board Member
Source: www.perc.org

William Dunn
Board Member
Source: www.perc.org

Thomas J. Bray
President of the Board
Source: www.perc.org

David W. Brady
Board Member
Source: www.perc.org

Jean Briggs
Board Member
Source: www.perc.org

Joseph Blackburn
Board Member
Source: www.perc.org

Paul J. Ingrassia
Board Member
Source: www.perc.org

George Fitzgerald Ohrstrom
Board Member
Source: www.perc.org

Vernon L. Smith
Board Member
Source: www.perc.org

Jo Kwong
staff
Source: Philanthropy roundtable - Jo Kwong

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

www.perc.org
http://www.perc.org

"Gale Norton's Associations with Anti-Environmental and Wise Use Groups," CLEAR
http://www.clearproject.org/reports_nortonWU.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

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

Philanthropy roundtable - Kim Dennis
http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/who_we_are/board/kimberly_o_dennis

Philanthropy roundtable - Jo Kwong
http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/who_we_are/staff/jo_kwong