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2009 forged letters from coal industry to Congress

This document contains a compilation of several 2009 letters opposing the House climate change bill that were forged by, or on behalf of, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. The letters were part of a fraudulent correspondence scheme, led by the coal industry advocacy group, in which the industry’s lobbying arm pretended to be representatives from at […]

2009 Patrick Michaels’ Inconsistent Curriculum Vitae Presented to Congress

In February 2009, Patrick Michaels appeared before the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment to testify on “The Climate Crisis: National Security, Public Health, and Economic Threats.” He submitted a CV to the subcommittee which came under scrutiny for its omissions regarding Michaels’ financial and professional history with the fossil fuel industry. It also omits experience […]

2007 Statement of Dr. James McCarthy Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight House Science Committee

March 28, 2007 testimony of James McCarthy, Professor of Biological Oceanography at Harvard University and former co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Third IPCC Assessment) testifying that Bush Administration appointees and a network of organizations funded ExxonMobil distorted and suppressed climate science, so as to confuse the American public. […]

2003 CEI works closely with White House and Congress on Energy Policy Act

The following series of emails ranging from March 31 to August 1, 2003 follows employees of the free-market, “public policy group” Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) in their efforts to change climate-related language in the Energy Policy Act of 2003. The majority of the organization’s outreach is led by then Director of Global Warming Policy at […]

1991 Information Council on the Environment Test Denial Campaign Plan and Survey

This entry contains two documents generated in early 1991 for the Information Council on the Environment or ICE. The first document is a “Test Market Proposal” for ICE that outlines a a half a million dollar campaign of “awareness” targeted in test media markets. ICE is a project sponsored by the utility trade group Edison […]

1974 Mobil Senior VP Dayton Clewell speech to MIT Alumni Advisory Council

This document is a 1974 speech by Senior Vice President of Mobil, Dayton Clewell, to the MIT Alumni Advisory Council titled, “Gasoline Supply and Emission Control: A Case Study of Today’s Complex Inter-Relationships.” Clewell blames the 1970s energy crisis on climate scientists and the “sensation loving public.” Clewell urges Congress to freeze the 1974 emission […]

1971 Esso Engineering correspondence on Impact of Federal Air Pollution Regulations

This document is a 1971 Correspondence between Esso Engineering executives details the predicted impact of federal emission standards regulations.  A memo within this collection of documents summarizes the applicability and impact of each 1970 Clean Air Act provision on Esso Engineering’s operations and designs. The correspondence also includes a memo from the HRTC Task Force on […]