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More Than 10,000 GM Owners Demand Company Pull Its Support From Heartland Institute

By Brad Johnson on March 5, 2012 at 10:12 am

"More Than 10,000 GM Owners Demand Company Pull Its Support From Heartland Institute"

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More than 10,000 current and former owners of General Motors vehicles are calling on the company to pull its financial support from the Heartland Institute, which is working on classroom curriculum to deny climate change. The GM Foundation gave $30,000 to Heartland since 2010. In a statement to the Guardian, Greg Martin, GM’s director of policy and Washington communications, heaped praise on Heartland, saying it gives “careful and considerate thought to complex policy issues.” The campaign is coordinated by Forecast the Facts.

One in a series of posts about the Heartland Institute’s inner workings, from internal documents acquired by ThinkProgress Green. ThinkProgress is among several publications to have published documents attributed to the Heartland Institute and sent to us from an anonymous and then unknown source. The source later revealed himself. Heartland Institute has issued several press releases claiming that one document (“2012 Climate Strategy”) is fake and asserting other claims regarding the other documents. ThinkProgress has taken down the “2012 Climate Strategy” document as it determines the document’s authenticity.

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