Here’s an October 1995 internal memo I came across written by someone at tobacco giant Philip Morris outlining all the “public policy grants” and the totals received by US think tanks and associations.
More than a few of the familiar names involved in the industry-funded war on climate science appear on this list, including:
Competitive Enterprise Institute – $200,000
Frontiers of Freedom – $10,000
Heartland Institute – $65,000
Heritage Foundation – $50,000
Hudson Institute – $25,000
National Center for Policy Analysis – $60,000
National Center for Public Policy Research – $50,000
National Association of Manufacturers – $130,000
Reason Foundation – $25,000
Who wants to bet this money wasn’t for anti-smoking campaigns?
Udpate: and here’s a list of the $3.9 million provided to think tanks and associations from Philip Morris in 1998 for “public policy” work.
Udpate 2: And here’s a great tobacco industry memo outlining how to go about “building a successful
front group coalition around a specific issue.”