American Legislative Exchange Council

Climate Denial

American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has long attacked climate science and climate policy. Climate Investigations Center monitors and investigates ALEC’s efforts to eliminate public policy advances related to climate change and obscure climate science.

“ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through the secretive meetings of the American Legislative Exchange Council, corporate lobbyists and state legislators vote as equals on ‘model bills’ to change our rights that often benefit the corporations’ bottom line at public expense. ALEC is a pay-to-play operation where corporations buy a seat and a vote on ‘task forces’ to advance their legislative wish lists and can get a tax break for donations, effectively passing these lobbying costs on to taxpayers.”-

ALEC has been a member of Cooler Heads Coalition (CHC), an informal group of climate denying organizations, since 2000.

Exxon Funding

ALEC has received at least $1,880,700 in grants from ExxonMobil since 1997. Of that total, $428,500 worth of grants were earmarked specifically for climate change programs.

2005 ExxonMobil Climate Grants to ALEC

Exxon reported two grants for climate change related work totaling $101,500 that were not reported as such on their public Worldwide Giving Report

2004 ExxonMobil Climate Grants to ALEC

2003 ExxonMobil Climate Grants to ALEC

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