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Tax Return Shows Mercer Family Funded Climate Skeptics Last Year With More Than $4 Million

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entr...-climate-skeptics_us_5c12be38e4b0cce3ea29d15f

Rebekah Mercer and her father, Robert Mercer, have also supported Steve Bannon, Breitbart and Cambridge Analytica

A controversial family credited with helping Donald Trump win the White House spent $4.4 million in 2017 to finance climate change deniers, according to its foundation’s latest tax return filed in November.

The Mercer Family Foundation, led by Rebekah Mercer and funded by her billionaire father, Robert Mercer, donated almost $4 million in 2016 to organizations that reject the scientific consensus regarding man-made climate change or oppose more regulations on carbon emissions, according to BuzzFeed News.
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Ultra right-wing crazies with billions of $$$ are doing their best to destroy our country.
 

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The coal and oil industries have also had a huge influence on the Trump administration.

“The memo was written by Robert E. Murray, a longtime Trump supporter who donated $300,000 to the president’s inauguration. In it, Mr. Murray, the head of Murray Energy, presented Mr. Trump with a wish list of environmental rollbacks just weeks after the inauguration.

Nearly a year later, the White House and federal agencies have completed or are on track to fulfill most of the 16 detailed requests, even with Monday’s decision by federal regulators to reject a proposal by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to subsidize struggling coal and nuclear plants.

The March 1 memo, which was obtained by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and shared with The New York Times, is addressed to Vice President Mike Pence. The sweeping wish list of regulatory overhauls includes ending regulations on greenhouse gas emissions and ozone and mine safety, as well as cutting the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency “at least in half” and overhauling the Labor Department’s office of mine safety.”


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/climate/coal-murray-trump-memo.html

“When the Trump administration laid out a plan this year that would eventually allow cars to emit more pollution, automakers, the obvious winners from the proposal, balked. The changes, they said, went too far even for them.

But it turns out that there was a hidden beneficiary of the plan that was pushing for the changes all along: the nation’s oil industry.

In Congress, on Facebook and in statehouses nationwide, Marathon Petroleum, the country’s largest refiner, worked with powerful oil-industry groups and a conservative policy network financed by the billionaire industrialist Charles G. Koch to run a stealth campaign to roll back car emissions standards,a New York Times investigation has found”


https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/climate/cafe-emissions-rollback-oil-industry.html
 

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entr...-climate-skeptics_us_5c12be38e4b0cce3ea29d15f

Rebekah Mercer and her father, Robert Mercer, have also supported Steve Bannon, Breitbart and Cambridge Analytica

A controversial family credited with helping Donald Trump win the White House spent $4.4 million in 2017 to finance climate change deniers, according to its foundation’s latest tax return filed in November.

The Mercer Family Foundation, led by Rebekah Mercer and funded by her billionaire father, Robert Mercer, donated almost $4 million in 2016 to organizations that reject the scientific consensus regarding man-made climate change or oppose more regulations on carbon emissions, according to BuzzFeed News.
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Ultra right-wing crazies with billions of $$$ are doing their best to destroy our country.

Fair enough. Lets build a coal mine right next door to the Mercer mansion. Watch how quickly the Mercers SQUEAL about having a coal mine next door to them.
 

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