Documenting Exxon-Mobil's funding of climate change skeptics.

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FACTSHEET: Texas Public Policy Foundation, TPPF

DETAILS

Texas Public Policy Foundation 411 Brazos St., Suite 99 Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-472-2700
Fax: 512-472-2728

TPPF is "guided by the core principles of limited government, free enterprise, private property rights and individual responsibility" (www.texaspolicy.com).

Chaired by Wendy Gramm, wife of Republican Senator Phil Gramm, TPPF has been active in environmental education issues. TPPF was part of a successful effort to ban a widely used environmental text book in Texas. Because the state buys so many text books, if publishers are forced to edit texts to meet the standards of anti-environmental foundations, it could impact the entire country's environmental education. (Mother Jones, "Re-writing Texas Texts, July/August 2002 http://www.motherjones.com/news/outfront/2002/07/texas_texts.html)

KEY QUOTES

Far more substantial climate science emerges and is a game-changer for the reigning science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Observational evidence from NASA satellites indicates little to no heat-forcing effect from manmade CO2. This NASA data is empirical science, far superior to the uncertain IPCC computer models.
Source: ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments

FUNDING

Texas Public Policy Foundation has received $65,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

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

2004
$10,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
15th Anniversary Fundraiser
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$10,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
2006 policy orientation
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2009
$20,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments

2011
$20,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil corporate funding 2011, public policy

SOURCES

ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4388

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 2006 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research downloaded from Exxon website
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4381

ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
Exxon Mobil Corporation 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments
http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/files/gcr_contributions_pub-policy09.pdf

ExxonMobil corporate funding 2011, public policy
http://www.webcitation.org/68w7Tt51X