“Who was it, and what did they buy?” Whitehouse asked. “Let me make a guess: the money was fossil fuel-related, and will buy continued Republican obstruction of obviously necessary climate measures. That’s the pattern.”
Whitehouse’s guess may not be far off, given DonorsTrust’s record. The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) points out that the Koch network, a major booster of fossil fuels and climate denial, has “made significant contributions to DonorsTrust through their foundation called the Knowledge and Progress Fund.”
“DonorsTrust promises to only funnel money to groups with an extreme anti-environmental bent,” CMD adds.