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P.O. Box 65722 Washington, DC 20035 Phone: 202-429-2737 The Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), a free-market policy organization, was created to offer a "new voice" on consumer and environmental issues.

CFACT, established in 1985, is a member and organizer of the Cooler Heads Coalition and the National Consumer Coalition. According to its website "CFACT is...working to promote free-market and safe technological solutions to such growing concerns as energy production, waste-management, food production and processing, air and water quality, wildlife protection and much more." The free market think tank focuses on campus organizing and getting their message to the public through research, media exposure, and a national radio commentary called "Just the Facts" that is broadcast on 300 stations daily. CFACT's Board of Academic and Scientific Advisors is a who's who of climate skeptics and industry-funded scientists. Their semi-monthly newsletter, "Citizen Outlook," includes an update on news from the environmental movement called "From the Dark Side," a title indicative of the contempt CFACT's members have for all facets of environmentalism. CFACT's President and Executive Director, David Rothbard and Craig Rucker "are two of the primary voices seeking to provide a positive alternative to major environmental groups like Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and Friends of the Earth." according to the CFACT website. CFACT received $710, 000 between 1991 and 2002 from Richard Mellon Scaife controlled foundations, the Carthage Foundation and the Sarah Scaife Foundation. (http://www.mediatransparency.org/search_results/info_on_any_recipient.php?recipientID=1379)


Key Quotes

November 12, 2001<br />

"In short, as science becomes more advanced it seems that the one thing is clear: While ice caps may be growing, and coral reefs are remaining resilient, the one thing that is dwindling for sure is the case for global warming."<br /> Source: Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow CFACT Website 5/03

April 7, 2004<br />

"President Bush, of course, deserves even more credit for showing leadership in putting the breaks on this misguided treaty. When he first refused to go along with the Kyoto Protocol, howls of protest went up from those decrying his insensitivity to addressing this 'pressing' problem. Since then, however, nations such as Japan, Australia, Russia, and now Germany have likewise backpeddled on Kyoto compliance. One can't help but think, now in this baseball season, that maybe this President, a former owner of the Texas Rangers, knows when, and when not, to play ball."<br /> Source: Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow CFACT Website 5/03



Key Deeds

June 7, 2002<br />

President David Rothbard signed a letter to President Bush, asking him to withdraw the "Climate Action Report 2002" and demand that it be rewritten based on "sound science". The letter also recommends that Bush "dismiss or re-assign all administration employees who are not pursuing your agenda, just as you have done in several similar instances."<br /> Source: Joint Letter To President Bush On The EPA's Climate Action Report 6/7/02



Deeds

August 2, 2002<br />

Wrote to President Bush, discouraging him from attending the UN Summit on Sustainable Development. Bush did not attend.<br /> Source: "Corporate-funded Lobbyists Aimed to Sabotage Johannesburg Summit," Africa News, 8/19/2002

27 September, 2000<br />

In 2000, The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow and the National Center for Public Policy Research awarded Congressman Helen Chenoweth- Hage (R-ID) the new "Friend of American Freedom Award" for her support of private property rights.<br /> Source: U.S. Newswire, September 27, 2000



Funding

Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow has received $542,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998.

<br />1998 <br />$5,000 ExxonMobil Corporate Giving <br />Source: ExxonMobil 1998 grants list

<br />2000 <br />$110,000 ExxonMobil Foundation <br />project support <br />Source: ExxonMobil Foundation 2000 IRS 990

<br />2001 <br />$35,000 ExxonMobil Foundation <br />Source: ExxonMobil 2001 Annual Report

<br />2002 <br />$35,000 ExxonMobil Foundation <br />Source: ExxonMobil 2002 Annual Report

<br />2003 <br />$25,000 ExxonMobil Foundation <br />Climate Change Issues <br />Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Corporate Giving Report

<br />2003 <br />$47,000 ExxonMobil Foundation <br />General Operating Support <br />Source: ExxonMobil 2003 Corporate Giving Report

<br />2004 <br />$35,000 ExxonMobil Foundation <br />Climate Change Issues <br />Source: Exxon Giving Report 2004

<br />2004 <br />$40,000 ExxonMobil Foundation <br />General Operating Support <br />Source: Exxon Giving Report 2004

<br />2004 <br />$50,000 ExxonMobil Foundation <br />Grassroots Efforts on Climate Change Issues <br />Source: Exxon Giving Report 2004

<br />2005 <br />$90,000 ExxonMobil Foundation <br />DISCREPANCY: 2005 Corporate Giving Report: no description. IRS 990 Form 2005: Climate Change Activities. <br />Source: ExxonMobil 2005 DIMENSIONS Report (Corporate Giving)

<br />2006 <br />$70,000 ExxonMobil Foundation <br />Source: ExxonMobil Corporate Giving Report 2006

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