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FACTSHEET: Washington Legal Foundation, WLF

DETAILS

2009 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-588-0302
Fax: 202-588-0302

Established under the umbrella of the National Legal Center for the Public Interest, The Washington Legal Foundation combines litigation, publication of legal studies, and marketing to promote its conservative, free-market ideals.

WLF's past and present board members include John Ashcroft, Gale Norton, Spencer Abraham, Haley Barbour and Kenneth Starr. WLF's National Board of Advisors consists primarily of conservative US legislators. John Ashcroft has said WLF "is a skilled advocate for the economic rights of private enterprise in the courtroom" (WLF website). Since 1999, WLF has been holding the Economic Freedom Law Clinic at the George Mason University School of Law.

KEY QUOTES

29 January, 2007
"Yet environmentalists who claim that burning any fossil fuel contributes to global warming even oppose using the one dependable energy source that produces zero carbon dioxide - safe and reliable nuclear energy."
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

QUOTES

25 October, 2004
"Less reliance on oil should be a laudable goal, but professional environmentalists' misguided approach carries with it serious consequences for the public - more economic and national security." "Yet, activists and politicians continue to stall offshore exploration and drilling in a barren patch of Alaskan wasteland." - Daniel Popeo, Chairman
Source: In All Fairness "National Security and Energy"

FUNDING

Washington Legal Foundation has received $375,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

1998
$5,000 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
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Worldwide Giving Report

2002
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Worldwide Giving Report

2003
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Worldwide Giving Report

2004
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2004 Worldwide Giving Report

2005
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report

2006
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2006 Worldwide Giving Report

2007
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2007 Worldwide Giving Report

2008
$40,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: EXXON FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE GIVING 2008

2009
$40,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2009 Worldwide Contributions and Community Investments

2010
$10,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2010 Worldwide Giving Report

2011
$40,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil corporate funding 2011, public policy

KEY PEOPLE

Spencer Abraham
Former Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 4/04

Sen. George Allen
Former Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 4/04

John Ashcroft
Former Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 4/04

Gale Norton
Former Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 4/04

Bill Pryor
Former Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 4/04

Harold D. Stratton
Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

Tommy G. Thompson
Former Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 4/04

Daniel J. Popeo
Founder, Chairman and General Counsel
Source: Washington Legal Foundation Website (2006)

Dick Thornburgh
Chairman of the Board
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

Haley Barbour
Former Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

Susan G. Braden
Former Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

Richard K. Willard
Chairman Emeritus
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

Gary B. Born
Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

Kenneth Starr
Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

Roger Marzulla
Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

John Engler
Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

PEOPLE

Susan G. Braden
Former Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 4/04

Richard A. Hauser
Former Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 4/04

Richard J. Leon
Former Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 4/04

Theodore B. Olson
Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

Joe Whitley
Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

John E Calfee
Program Speaker
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 4/04

Gregory Conko
Program Speaker
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 4/04

Peter Glaser
Author of Legal Opinions
Source: Troutman Sanders Bio (2006)

Sen. James Inhofe
Former Client
Source: WLF Press Release (2006)

Joseph A. Artabane
Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr.
Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

Richard Duesenberg

Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

Henry N. Butler
Board Member
Source: Washington Legal Foundation website 2007

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

Washington Legal Foundation website 4/04
http://www.wlf.org

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

In All Fairness "National Security and Energy"
http://http://www.wlf.org/upload/102504IAFNatSec.pdf

ExxonMobil 2005 Worldwide Giving Report
Public Information and Policy Research
http://research.greenpeaceusa.org/?a=view&d=4387

Washington Legal Foundation Website (2006)
http://www.wlf.org

Troutman Sanders Bio (2006)
http://www.troutmansanders.com/att/bio.asp?id=619

WLF Press Release (2006)
http://www.wlf.org/upload/030606PK.pdf

Washington Legal Foundation website 2007
http://www.wlf.org/Resources/Partners/legalpolicy.asp

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

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 2010 Worldwide Giving Report
http://exxonmobil.com/Corporate/Files/gcr_contributions_pubpolicy-2010.pdf

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