Climate Deniers Urge Trump to Leave Paris Agreement

Dark Money Behind Paris Agreement Opposition

On May 8th, 2017 forty four climate denying organizations wrote a letter to President Trump urging that he pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement. The table below shows the total amount of traceable funding provided to the organizations by Exxon and the Koch brothers. In combination with Exxon and Koch funds, our analysis shows that major donors linked to funding climate change denial provided a total of $142,206,524 to the signatories on this letter. For more information on our analysis please contact us directly. 

Organization Exxon 1997-2015 Koch (1986-2015)
60 Plus Association    
Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions    
American Commitment    
American Energy Alliance    
American Policy Center    
Americans for Constitutional Liberty  
Americans for Limited Government    
Americans for Prosperity    $6,881,337.00
Americans for Prosperity foundation    $1,384,913.00
Americans for Tax Reform    $110,000.00
Americans for Tax Reform Foundation    
Americans United for Freedom    
Australian Environment Foundation    
Caesar Rodney Institute (DE)    
Capital Research Center  $265,000.00  $724,200.00
Competitive Enterprise Institute  $2,100,000.00  $839,743.00
Center for Individual Freedom    
Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change  $100,000.00  $85,000.00
Citizens Against Government Waste    $4,800.00
Civitas Institute    $31,125.00
Coalition for a Strong America    
Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow  $587,000.00  $29,752.00
Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation  
Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund  
Energy and Environment Legal Institute  
Faith and Freedom Foundation    
For America    
Heritage Action for America (see heritage)  
Hispanic Leadership Fund    
Independence Institute (CO)    $141,000.00
John Locke Foundation    $159,472.00
Liberty Tree Alliance    
Mississippi Center for Public Policy    
National Center for Public Policy Research  $445,000.00  
Navarre Patriots    
Northwest Florida Tea Party    
Rio Grande Foundation    
Santa Rosa Tea Party Patriots    
Science and Environmental Policy Project  $20,000.00  
Taxpayers Protection Alliance    
The CO2 Coalition (formerly George C. Marshall Institute)  $865,000.00  $620,000.00
The Heartland Institute  $686,500.00  $100,000.00
The Heritage Foundation  $870,000.00  $5,850,325.00
The Villages Tea Party    
Total  $5,938,500.00  $7,776,217.00
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