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111 Forbes Street Suite 200.Annapolis, MD 21401 Phone: 410-268-3302 Fax: 410-268-4953

In its own words, "[t]he Annapolis Center is a national, non-profit educational organization that supports and promotes responsible energy, environmental, health and safety policy-making through the use of sound science. Founded by scientists, former policy-makers, and economists, The Center is committed to ensuring that public policy decisions are based on scientific facts and reasoning."

The Annapolis Center actively argues against the idea that global warming is the result of burning fossil fuels. They also advocate increased logging for better forest health and question rising mercury levels among other things. The Annapolis Center is funded primarily by the National Association of Manufacturers. The Center's founder and COO, Richard Seibert was a former National Association of Manufacturers Vice President.



Quotes

25 June, 2003

"There's a fundamental disconnect between our needs for electric power and the inherent character of wind and photovoltaics (PVs), the two currently popular renewable electricity generators. Society demands electric power when we flip the switch, but wind and sunlight are by nature unpredictable and intermittent."
Source: Annapolis Center website 3/04



Deeds

28 April, 2004

At the Center's Annual Dinner, it honored Sen. James Inhofe for "his work in promoting science-based public policy." Sen. Inhofe is known for his opposition to the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2003, ExxonMobil gave money to the Annapolis Center specifically for the support of its Annual Dinner.
Source: Annapolis Center Press Release 4/2/04



Funding

The Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy has received $793,575 from ExxonMobil since 1998.


1998
$183,500 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 1998 grants list


2000
$190,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
40K project support 50K 'policy conferences'.100K 'discussion making light of scientific uncertainty'
Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990


2001
$27,500 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Annual Report


2001
$35,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Annual Report


2002
$50,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
childrens asthma
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Annual Report


2002
$70,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
general support
Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Annual Report


2003
$27,500 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
General Operating Support/Annual Dinner
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Corporate Giving Report


2003
$75,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
Project Support
Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Corporate Giving Report


2004
$75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: Exxon Giving Report 2004


2005
$30,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
Source: ExxonMobil 2005 DIMENSIONS Report (Corporate Giving)


2006
$30,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving
General Operating Support
Source: ExxonMobil Corporate Giving Report 2006


2006
$75,000 ExxonMobil Foundation
General Operating Support
Source: ExxonMobil Corporate Giving Report 2006

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