"Milloy, an infamous tobacco- and chemical industry-funded PR flack, was an author of the 1998 American Petroleum Institute “communications plan” to attack science and undermine international action on climate change. Written in conjunction with many right wing think tanks and fossil fuel companies including ExxonMobil, Chevron and Southern Company, the industry’s goal was to launch "a national media relations program to inform the media about uncertainties in climate science."The 1998 API memo noted the “current reality” the industry faced:"Unless 'climate change' becomes a non-issue, meaning that the Kyoto proposal is defeated and there are no further initiatives to thwart the threat of climate change, there may be no moment when we can declare victory for our efforts."Three of the groups represented on the 2014 CPAC global warming panel were listed on the 1998 plan as possible channels to deploy the industry money to attack climate science, Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), Competitive Enterprise Institute and Frontiers of Freedom."
API 1998 = CPAC 2014
- Steve Milloy, was a member of the GCSCT representing The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition
- David Rothbard, President of CFACT was an GCSCT member. CPAC panelist Marc Morano now works at CFACT.
- Myron Ebell was on the GCSCT for Frontiers of Freedom. Myron is now at Competitive Enterprise Institute and works closely with CPAC panelist Marlo Lewis.
- George Landrith, President of Frontiers of Freedom is on the CPAC panel. Two Frontiers of Freedom employees were on the GCSCT: Ebell and Lynn Bouchey.
CPAC Panel Too Extreme for Exxon
- Exxon cut funding to Milloy's Free Enterprise Education Institute in 2005
- CEI: Exxon funding cut in 2006,
- Frontiers of Freedom: cut by Exxon in 2006
- Heartland Institute: cut in 2007
- CFACT: cut in 2008
Milloy, Horner & Norquist?