"Secretive Donors Gave US Climate Denial Groups $125M Over Three Years"

"Funds allocated to organisations lobbying against Obama’s climate bill and working to undermine rules to reduce carbon pollution, tax records show".

"The secretive funders behind America’s conservative movement directed around $125m (£82m) over three years to groups spreading disinformation about climate science and committed to wrecking Barack Obama’s climate change plan, according to an analysis of tax records.

The amount is close to half of the anonymous funding disbursed to rightwing groups, underlining the importance of the climate issue to US conservatives.

The anonymous cash flow came from two secretive organisations – the Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund – that have been called the “Dark Money ATM” of the conservative movement."

Suzanne Goldenberg and Helena Bengtsson report for the Guardian June 9, 2015.


"Exclusive: Major Climate Denial Funders Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund Handled $479 Million Of Dark Money" (DeSmog)

"Revealed: Millions in Covert Donations Are Backing the Climate Denial Movement" (Guardian)

"How Donors Trust Distributed Millions To Anti-Climate Groups" (Guardian: 2/14/2013)

"Exposed: The Dark-Money ATM of the Conservative Movement" (Mother Jones: 2/5/2013)

Source: Guardian, 06/10/2015