Frontiers of Freedom is a climate denying 501(C)4 nonprofit organization founded in 1995. The organization has received copious amounts of funding from Exxon, the Koch brothers, dark money organizations like Donors Trust, and other right wing conservative foundations. George C. Landrith, President and CEO of Frontiers of Freedom, was a signatory to a January 12, 2017 official letter of support (PDF) for Scott Pruitt, in which numerous groups, including the Heartland Institute, American Energy Alliance (AEA), and others, declared that the Senate should “swiftly approve his nomination” for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Frontiers of Freedom has been a member of the Cooler Heads Coalition (CHC), an informal group of climate denying organizations, since 1999. In 2006, their 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 Capital Hill, and release 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.
Frontiers of Freedom has received over $1,000,000 in grants from ExxonMobil. Of that total, over $600,000 were grants earmarked specifically for climate change programs.
2005 Exxon Climate Grants to Frontiers of Freedom
2004 Exxon Climate Grants to Frontiers of Freedom
2003 Exxon Climate Grants to Frontiers of Freedom
2002 Exxon Climate Grants to Frontiers of Freedom
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