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Climate Science Denial Group GWPF Rejected by Scandal-Hit EPA Chief
Scott Pruitt

Mat Hope
08 May 2018 02:22

Even Scott Pruitt - the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief
known rarely to turn down a freebie - doesn't want to have anything to
do with the UK's premier climate science denial group.

The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) invited Pruitt to give its
annual lecture in 2017. Pruitt either rejected or ignored the invite,
as it was ultimately former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott that
took to the stage.

Pruitt is currently in charge of implementing the US's environmental
regulations. But he has well-publicised ties to the fossil industry,
and has made it a priority to roll back President Obama's power plant
pollution limits.

Pruitt is currently embroiled in a wide-reaching ethics scandal in the US.

The GWPF's invitation was sent via the US-based lawyer Latham &
Watkins, which runs the GWPF's US fundraising arm. The subsidiary is
represented by Los Angeles lawyer, Paul Tosetti, who has handled
several mega-mergers of large pharmaceutical companies, and who
registered the GWPF at a PO Box in Delaware.

A representative of the US bank, Midfirst, later lobbied Pruitt on the
GWPF's behalf.

Midfirst's CEO is a "good friend" of Tosetti's, the email reveals. And
despite the fact that the Midfirst representative acknowledged that he
did "not know the organization", he agreed to try and "ensure Scott at
least received and considered the invitation".

The emails were part of more than 24,000 pages of emails, call logs,
and documents from Pruitt's office, obtained by environmental group,
the Sierra Club. The GWPF email to Pruitt was first revealed by New
York Times journalist Lisa Freidmann on Twitter:

"While there's nothing controversial in the letter, please keep it
in confidence" a Latham & Watkins writes, forwarding a signed
invitation by Nigel Lawson for Scott Pruitt to address the UK's
premier climate skeptic group.
via @SierraClub pic.twitter.com/jCqCRbOfpn
- Lisa Friedman (@LFFriedman) May 7, 2018

The GWPF lies at the heart of a web of climate science denial that
stretches across both sides of the Atlantic.

DeSmog UK previously mapped the key relationships, which include
foreign secretary Boris Johnson, International Trade Secretary Liam
Fox, as well as Tory backbenchers and GWPF allies
Matt Ridley and Owen Paterson.

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Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
The GWPF lies at the heart of a web of climate science denial that
stretches across both sides of the Atlantic.
Please distinguish between "climate science denial" and debunking the
bullshit from alarmist weasels who are trying to part people from
their money with FUD.

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