Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow

Climate Denial

The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow has been a member of Cooler Heads Coalition (CHC), an informal group of climate denying organizations, since 1998. In 2006, the coalition’s website stated that the coalition “pools together information from experts both inside and outside of the coalition and serves as a clearinghouse for information on global warming science and policy proposals”.

An investigation by CIC as shown that from 1997-2015 the combined grants from ExxonMobil to CHC members top 11 million dollars. Since its inception, the organization has used a variety of tactics to distort public opinion on climate change and influence decision making in Washington. For decades the coalition has authored bias reports, held briefings on Capitol Hill, and released weekly newsletters attacking “climate change alarmists”. Originally founded by Consumer Alert, the coalition and its website is now funded by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Myron Ebell, former head of Trump’s EPA transition team and CEI’s director of the Center for Energy and Environment, is the chair of the CHC.

Funding

The Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) has received $587,000 in grants from ExxonMobil from 1997-2007.

2005 Exxon Climate Grants

Grant for $70,000 listed as "Climate Change & Energy" The 2005 WorldWide Giving report lists $90,000 as "General Support".

2004 Exxon Climate Grants

2003 Exxon Climate Grants

1998 Exxon Climate Grants

 

Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow News

Exxon and Koch Funded Deniers Who Pushed Trump to Exit Paris Climate Agreement

The Money Behind Paris Agreement Opposition On May 8th, 2017, forty four climate denying “free market” anti-government organizations wrote a letter to President Trump urging him to pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, which he did three weeks later on June 1st. On September 5th, 2017, Robert O’Harrow Jr. of the

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Competitive Enterprise Institute NYT Ad Signatories Got $10 Million from Exxon

This week, the Competitive Enterprise Institute ran a full page ad in the New York Times complaining that the undersigned groups were being attacked in the course of several state investigations into Exxon’s campaign of climate denial.  Not wanting to give the CEI broadcast any oxygen, but what really caught our eye is the list

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It’s not just what #ExxonKnew, it’s what #ExxonDid next

In the wake of Inside Climate News and the Columbia University/LA Times investigations into ExxonMobil’s history on climate science, the company has been terribly busy telling the world that it stands by its scientific work. In a classic example of Public Relations 101, ExxonMobil’s lead spokes, Ken Cohen, has been huffing and puffing and standing up

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