07 Apr '12, 5pm

AT&T’s Contributions to (Un-)Think Tank Heartland Institute ‘Past’ (& Pepsi Also Distances Itself)

AT&T’s Contributions to (Un-)Think Tank Heartland Institute ‘Past’ (& Pepsi Also Distances Itself)

Last week, I had the pleasure of writing that GM was cutting its financial support for the Heartland Institute due to the institute’s extreme stance opposed to the scientific consensus on global warming (that it is happening and caused by humans). This week, AT&T has also stated that its support for the Heartland Institute is over. AT&T, according to Heartland Institute documents linked this year, has given at least $100,000 to the institute. Of course, the Heartland Institute’s conspiracy theories about global warming don’t jive with AT&T’s statements on the topic. From an AT&T whitepaper : ”Climate change is a fact, and the scientific evidence so far seems to implicate greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, as the cause of climate change.” In a statement to ThinkProgress Green , Beth Gautier Alm, director of public relations at AT&T, wrote: We are not currently contri...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/04/07/atts-contributions-to-un...

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