Groups favored by the Koch donor network and the Mercers have pumped more than $10 million into the Heartland Institute, but mainstream donor-advised fund sponsors are financing it too.
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Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg portrays himself as an environmentalist, but numerous candidates he has financed have voted to advance oil, gas, and coal interests.
Fossil fuels companies and executives have contributed $18.8 million so far, with Koch Industries leading the pack.
A study by Avaaz shows that the company is recommending climate disinformation to users, and much of it comes from groups funded by Charles Koch and his allies.
Koch Industries spent $11 million in 2019 lobbying Congress to block climate action, renewable energy subsidies, automobile fuel efficiency standards, and donor disclosure.