15 Feb '12, 4pm

GSK first to issue #deniergate statement

Companies have been warned they must be more transparent about their funding of lobbying groups in the light of leaked documents that apparently detail corporate donations to US climate-sceptic think-tank the Heartland Institute. The documents , which Heartland has failed to deny are authentic , reveal the controversial group hopes to raise almost $4.5m in corporate donations during 2012, alongside $1.25m from a long-standing anonymous donor. FURTHER READING “Denier-gate” scandal uncovers the flaw in pick and mix green strategies Updated: Heartland Institute funding revealed in "denier-gate" scandal Microsoft, Diageo and GlaxoSmithKline are among those donors or targeted donors that have promoted a strong environmental image that seems at odds with the think-tank's stated aim of showing "the topic of climate change is controversial and uncertain". The documents suggest Mic...

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