Amazon is funding premier climate denial “think tank”

  1. In the late 90s and early 2000s, CEI was active in opposing the Kyoto Protocol.
  2. To influence public opinion, CEI cast doubt on climate science and argued that carbon emissions were beneficial; including running TV ads stating “CO2: they call it pollution; we call it life.”
  3. During the Obama Administration, CEI fought against efforts to reduce carbon pollution, including the Clean Power Plan (CPP). CEI filed suit against CPP and is working closely with the EPA under Trump to attack the CPP.
  4. Electing Trump greatly expanded CEI’s influence. Trump selected Myron Ebell, known climate denialist and a Director at CEI, to lead the transition team at EPA, setting the stage for numerous proposals rolling back Obama administration rules limiting carbon pollution.
  5. The relationship between CEI and EPA has grown so close under Trump that EPA reached out to climate denialist Ebell for help in justifying its leadership’s scientifically erroneous claims about climate change.
  6. CEI was a crucial advocate urging Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, including by running TV ads asking him to do so.
  7. CEI was a key player convincing the House of Reps to vote in favor of an anti-carbon pricing resolution.
  1. Email from your Amazon work email with the subject line “signature”
  2. In the body of the email, include your name and job title as you’d like it to appear on the list of signatories



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