"Heartland Institute In Financial Crisis After Billboard Controversy"

"The ultra-conservative Heartland Institute admitted it was in financial crisis on Wednesday, with the flight of corporate donors making it difficult to pay staff or cover the costs of its annual conference aimed at debunking climate science."

"In a speech at the close of this year's climate conference, Heartland's president, Joseph Bast, acknowledged that a provocative ad campaign comparing believers in human-made climate change to psychopaths had exacted a heavy cost.

However, Bast also attributed Heartland's current problems to his weakness in financial management."
Suzanne Goldenberg reports for the Guardian May 23, 2012.

Source: Guardian, 05/24/2012