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Friday, May 21, 2004
 
Establishing a PATTERN of DECEPTIVENESS

Establishing a PATTERN of DECEPTIVENESS --
The S. FRED SINGER -- Alexis de SMOKEville connections:


http://www.davidicke.net/tellthetruth/reststory/bronfmanfreon.html

... Among them find: Dr. S. Fred Singer, Senior Fellow with the ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE INSTITUTION, ...


http://tobaccodocuments.org/lor/92756807-6876.html

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SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION
A research report by the ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE INSTITUTION

Academic Advisory Board
...
Dr. Nancy Bord
Visiting Scholar
The Hoover Institution
Stanford University
...
Dr. Michael Darby
Professor of Economics
and Director
J.M. Olin Center for Policy
University of California, Los Angeles
...
Dr. Michael Gough
Project Director
Congressional Office of Technology Assessment
...
Dr. Thomas Gale Moore
Senior Fellow
The Hoover Institution
Stanford University
...
DR. S. FRED SINGER
Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences
University of Virginia
and President
Science and Environmental Policy Project
...
Dr. Robert D. Tollison
Duncan Black Professor of Economics
and Director
Center for the Study of Public Choice
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
...
Dr. Richard Wagner
Professor of Economics and Chairman
Department of Economics
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

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Author
Kent Jeffreys

Principal Reviewer
DR. S. FRED SINGER

Senior Staff and Contributing Associates
Rachael Applegate
Bruce Bartlett
Merrick Carey
Cesar Conda
Gregory Fossedal
Dave Juday
Felix Rouse
Aaron Stevens

The ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE INSTITUTION
2000 15th Street North, Suite 501, Arlington, VA 22201
Tel. 703.351.4969 Fax 703351.0090


http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=1568

Whither Environmental Regulation?

Written By: S. Fred Singer
Published In: Essay
Publisher: The ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE INSTITUTION
Although some environmental regulation may well be necessary, we must not strangle our economy through excessive regulations based on unsound science. Singer is president of the Science & Environmental Policy Project.


http://www.consumeralert.org/ncc/releases/rally.htm

... Marlo Lewis, vice president of policy at the COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE and group leader of the "Cooler Heads" Coalition will be the moderator of the event. Speakers will include Thair Phillips, CEO of the Seniors Coalition, Frank Gaffney, director of the Center for Security Policy, Karen Kerrigan, president of the Small Business Survival Committee, Fran Smith, executive director of Consumer Alert, John Shanahan, vice president of ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE INSTITUTION, DR. FRED SINGER of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, David Ridenour, vice president of the National Center for Public Policy Research, Angela Antonelli, deputy director of policy studies for the Heritage Foundation, Dana Joel, vice president of research for the Pacific Research Institute, and Peter Ferrara, chief economist of Americans for Tax Reform. ...


http://www.smokefreeforhealth.org/studies/YachBialous.htm

TOBACCO, LAWYERS, AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Junking Science to Promote Tobacco

... In addition to creating front groups and contributing funds to groups that have a mission broad enough to carry some of the tobacco industry's goals, the tobacco companies also use publications by allegedly independent think tanks, such as the Virginia-based ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE INSTITUTION. This group's 1994 report "Science, Economics, and Environmental Policy: A Critical Examination"35 criticizes the US Environmental Protection Agency's risk assessment methods in 4 areas: environmental tobacco smoke, radon, pesticides, and hazardous cleanup. It dismisses in its first chapter the agency's risk assessment of environmental tobacco smoke, using arguments similar to the tobacco industry's "junk science" arguments described by Ong and Glantz.

This report has been widely used by the tobacco industry in its quest to dismiss the hazards of environmental tobacco smoke. And although no direct financial link has been established, several members of the report's academic advisory board have been involved with different tobacco companies' activities.36 The report's principal reviewer, DR. FRED SINGER, was involved with the International Center for a Scientific Ecology, a group that was considered important in Philip Morris' plans to create a group in Europe similar to The Advancement for Sound Science Coalition (TASSC), as discussed by Ong and Glantz.37,38 He was also on a tobacco industry list of people who could write op-ed pieces on "junk science," defending the industry's views.39 ...


http://www.cei.org/gencon/014,02832.cfm
[COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE]

... Global Warming Will Not Raise Sea Level

On September 24, DR. FRED SINGER, president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, discussed the likelihood that sea level would rise due to global warming at a Cooler Heads Coalition science briefing for congressional staff and media. ...

... THE COOLER HEADS COALITION
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE INSTITUTION
Americans for Tax Reform
American Legislative Exchange Council
American Policy Center
Association of Concerned Taxpayers
Center for Security Policy
Citizens for a Sound Economy
Citizens for the Integrity of Science
Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow
COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE
Consumer Alert
Defenders of Property Rights
Frontiers of Freedom
GEORGE C. MARSHALL INSTITUTE
Heartland Institute
Independent Institute
National Center for Policy Analysis
National Center for Public Policy Research
Pacific Research Institute
Seniors Coalition
60 Plus
Small Business Survival Committee
The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition
The Heritage Foundation


http://www.cei.org/gencon/014,02833.cfm
[COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE]

Announcements

... * The Cooler Heads Coalition is sponsoring two global warming science briefings for congressional staff and media. The first, to be held on Capitol Hill on September 24, will feature atmospheric scientist S. Fred Singer, president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project. The briefing is titled, "Global Warming Will Not Cause the Seas to Rise." The second briefing, on October 8, will feature University of Virginia climatologist Patrick Michaels, who will explain "Why We Shouldn't Sweat Global Warming." Both briefings will be held at noon, and lunch will be provided. For more information please contact Myron Ebell or Paul Georgia at (202) 331-1010.

THE COOLER HEADS COALITION
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE INSTITUTION


http://www.cei.org/gencon/014,02821.cfm
[COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE]

... Featured in the article are atmospheric scientists, Dr. William Gray, of Colorado State University, DR. FRED SINGER, president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, Dr. Richard Lindzen of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Robert Balling of Arizona State University, and Dr. Patrick Michaels of the University of Virginia.

Although Stevens gives fair play to the skeptic's veiws, he also finds it difficult to avoid using terms such as "mainstream" when referring to the views of global warming believers.

...Announcements

* The GEORGE C. MARSHALL INSTITUTE and the Cooler Heads Coalition will hold a science briefing by Dr. Sallie Baliunas on Friday, March 24, titled, "The Sun Also Warms: New Findings on the Sun-Climate Link." Dr. Baliunas is senior scientist at the Marshall Institute and an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The lecture will be held at Noon in Room 2325, Rayburn House Office Building. Lunch will be provided. Reservations are requested, but not required. To make reservations or for more information, please call (202) 296-9655 or e-mail info@marshall.org.

THE COOLER HEADS COALITION
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE INSTITUTION


OK. We have established a longterm relationship between Singer and SMOKEville: he was principal reviewer on SMOKEville's smokescreen report about the EPA. He speaks to, for, and about "Cooler Heads Coalition" (a polluter-sponsored and funded front organ.

Now a closer review of the ethically deficient Singer:


http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/1997/12/gw_chart.html

... DR. FRED SINGER: A former University of Virginia professor and former chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dr. S. Fred Singer is one of a half-dozen preeminent doubters of ozone depletion and global warming science. Singer claims science skeptics like him are being silenced by a conspiracy of feds, enviros, and liberal journalists. Today he heads the Science and Environmental Policy Project, advises several corporate-funded science mills, and rails against global warming science. For this he's amply rewarded: In 1994 Nightline revealed that Singer has accepted consulting fees from Exxon, Shell, Arco, Unocal, and Sun Oil.
Staff Member of:
Science and Environmental Policy Project, Director
Board Member of:
American Council on Science and Health, Board of Scientific and Policy Advisors
The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition, Scientist Advisor
CATO INSTITUTE, Editorial Advisory Board
Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO), Board of Advisors
National Policy Forum, Member of Environment Committee
Science and Environmental Policy Project, Board of Directors


http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/1997/11/silverstein.html

... The pitch is as slick as that of any national political campaign. According to the Western Fuels phone script, CO2 is a "benign gas that is good for forests, plant life, and agriculture," and scientific claims to the contrary are based only on "computer guesses." Actually, 2,600 top scientists have backed studies that show CO2 causes global warming. Among the few who disagree are Dr. Patrick Michaels of the University of Virginia, whose work has been financed by Western Fuels and the German Coal Mining Trade Association, and S. Fred Singer, who has received support from Exxon, Shell, and ARCO. ...


http://www.clearproject.org/reports_tassccontest.html

... The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition (TASSC) -- Run out of the Washington, DC, offices of the public relations firm APCO and Associates, this "sound science" coalition is supported by hundreds of corporations, including 3M, Amoco, Chevron, Dow Chemical, Exxon, General Motors, Occidental Petroleum, Philip Morris, Proctor & Gamble and W.R. Grace. Its objective is to act as a speakers bureau to deliver the corporate message that environmental public policy is not currently based on "sound science," and to counter excessive regulations that are based on what it considers "junk" science. _O'Dywer's PR Services_ reports that TASSC is "leading the charge against what it views as the unholy alliance between environmentalists and the media" (Feb. 1996). TASSC claims to have 250 to 300 scientists as active members (_Tulsa World_, April 25, 1996).

TASSC was created in 1993 to promote "sound science" in policy decision making. TASSC is chaired by former New Mexico governor Garrey Caruthers, and claims a membership of over 400 corporations. In addition to many corporate representatives, TASSC's extensive advisory board contains well known "science skeptics" S. Fred Singer, Bruce Ames, Dr. Patrick Michaels, Michael Sanera, and Hugh Ellsaesser. ...


http://www.risingtide.org.uk/pages/voices/hall_shame.htm

... Lindzen works closely with other deniers, such as Fred Singer and the George C Marshall Institute.

FRED SINGER. Like Richard Lindzen, Singer is a leading denier who trades on his academic credentials as a Professor in the University of Virginia and a former director of the US Weather Satellite Service. Despite this he has not had a single article accepted for any peer-reviewed scientific journal for 15 years. Singer's main line of argument is that satellite temperature measurements show no increase in global temperatures. He shows no interest in accepting recent explanations for this discrepancy. He admits to having received direct funding from Exxon, Shell, Unocal and ARCO. Exxon is also among the funders ($10,000 in 1998 alone) of his academic sounding front organisation the "The Science and Environment Policy Project". Singer also has close links with the Rev Moon (leader of the Moonie cult) and his rabid right wing newspaper the Washington Post in which his articles regularly appear. He also writes for the far-right climate denying Hoover Institute, and the New American, journal for the extremist John Birch Society.

PATRICK MICHAELS
Dr. Michaels is a Senior Fellow of the CATO INSTITUTE's Environment and Natural Resources Program. His research has received direct funding from, among others, Western Fuels ($63,000) German Coal Mining Association ($49,000), Edison Electric Institute ($15,000), and Cyprus Minerals (440,000), a major funder of anti-environmental campaigns. Tom Wigley, one of the leading IPCC scientists, describes Michaels work as "a catalog of misrepresentation and misinterpretation". Michaels produces a newsletter "World Climate Report" sent free to every member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

ROBERT BALLING. Dr. Balling published an influential denial book "The Heated Debate" in 1992 which was translated into Arabic and distributed to the heads of OPEC. Between 1991 and 1995 he (and his accomplice Dr Sherwood Idso, see below) received $300,000 in funding from coal and oil organisations, amongst them the British Coal Corporation ($75,000), the German Coal Mining Association ($80,000) and the Kuwaiti Foundation for the Advancement of Science ($48,000) ...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEPP

The Science & Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) is the brainchild of retired scientist S. Fred Singer....

... SEPP's board of directors and advisers is, according to Grist, "made up primarily of retired scientists no longer active in the field, and many of whom are also on the board of the closely linked GEORGE C. MARSHALL INSTITUTE." ...

... Critics have noted its past ties with "cult leader" Rev. Moon, implying that its positions are based on Moon's conservative political ideology rather than science. They also point to SEPP's receipt of funding from the fossil fuel industry, implying this funding taints its independence.

SEPP received startup funding and a one-year donation of office space from the Washington Institute for Values in Public Policy, a now-defunct think tank affiliated with Moon's Unification Church.[9] SEPP has subsequently dissociated itself from Moon's organization, strengthening its links with the conservative Virginia-based GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY. However, Singer remains a frequent columnist for the Washington Times, a publication owned by the Unification Church.

In 1998, SEPP received a $10,000 donation from ExxonMobil [10]. According to the Clearinghouse for Environmental Education, Advocacy and Research (CLEAR), a research project formerly affiliated with the Environmental Working Group, Singer:

"has extensive ties to fossil fuels industries. On a Nightline program in February, 1994, it was revealed that Singer has accepted 'consulting fees from Exxon, Shell, Arco, Unocal and Sun Oil.' According to Ozone Action, an environmental organization, SEPP has also received funding from Monsanto, Philip Morris, and Texaco. Singer appeared as a witness during a 1995 Congressional ozone depletion hearing, claiming to have published several peer-reviewed papers on his theories about the huge ozone hole over the South Pole. When Congressional staff checked his references, they found that Singer's only published work on ozone depletion during the past 20 years had been one letter to the editor of SCIENCE magazine, and two articles in magazines that are not peer reviewed."[11]


So, this is the SEPPtic tank that Dr. Fred Singer swims in when he is not selling his soul to the tobacco industry in Alexis de SMOKEville smokescreens for corporate serial killers.

Notice that the same set of "Think Tank$ and In$titute$" appear over and over sponsoring the same set of sci-fi propaganda agents for the pollution industry: Competitive Enterprise In$titute, Heartland In$titute; Cato In$titute, George C. Marshall In$titute, Con$umer Alert, Cooler Head$ Coalition.

The same set of funders funnel the ca$h to the whole bunch:

Richard Mellon Scaife
http://www.mediatransparency.org/funders/scaife_foundations.htm
Allegheny Foundation
Carthage Foundation
Scaife Family Foundation
Sarah Scaife Foundation

http://www.mediatransparency.org/search_results/display_recipients_by_carthage_total.htm
Recipients by amount granted by the Carthage Foundation
4) Heritage Foundation, The 2,759,000
6) American Spectator Educational Foundation, Inc. 1,969,000
10) Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace 1,223,400
14) Atlas Economic Research Foundation 855,000
19) Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Inc. 693,000
20) Hudson Institute, Inc. 690,000
21) National Center for Public Policy Research, Inc. 665,000
23) Harvard University 594,000 (to Sallie Balliunas?)
32) National Center for Policy Analysis 525,000
44) GEORGE C. MARSHALL INSTITUTE 302,500
75) Pacific Legal Foundation 175,000
84) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation 150,000
94) CATO INSTITUTE 115,000
116) GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Foundation, Inc. 75,000
118) GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 75,000
125) Reason Foundation, The 66,000
129) COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE 60,000
137) Fraser Institute, The 50,000

http://www.mediatransparency.org/search_results/display_recipients_by_scaife_family_total.htm
17) Heritage Foundation, The 702,640
25) American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research 590,000
36) Acton Institute For The Study of Religion and Liberty 465,000
54) COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE 350,000
99) Hudson Institute, Inc. 221,000
135) Harvard University 150,000 (to Sallie Balliunas?)
148) Reason Foundation, The 136,500

http://www.mediatransparency.org/search_results/display_recipients_by_sarah_scaife_total.htm
Recipients by amount granted by the Sarah Scaife Foundation
1) Heritage Foundation, The 17,235,000
2) Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Inc. 7,893,000
3) Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace 7,595,500
7) American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research 4,436,000
18) Pacific Legal Foundation 2,755,000
19) Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Inc. 2,725,000
20) GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Foundation, Inc. 2,670,000
28) American Spectator Educational Foundation, Inc. 2,175,000
30) Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy 2,072,000
31) Political Economy Research Center, Inc. 2,017,000
32) GEORGE C. MARSHALL INSTITUTE 2,010,000
33) Hudson Institute, Inc. 2,008,000
38) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation 1,810,000
39) CATO INSTITUTE 1,757,500
41) GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 1,656,000
43) Reason Foundation, The 1,541,000
44) Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy 1,500,000
59) National Center for Policy Analysis 1,135,000
61) COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE 1,115,000
70) Atlas Economic Research Foundation 920,000
121) Heartland Institute 325,000
141) Fraser Institute, The 225,000
155) Empower America 200,000
173) Harvard University 130,000 (to Sallie Balliunas?)
180) Acton Institute For The Study of Religion and Liberty 100,000
186) George C. Marshall Foundation 100,000


Charles G. Koch & David H. Koch
http://www.mediatransparency.org/funders/koch_family_foundations.htm
Koch Family Foundations
David Koch Foundation
Charles Koch Foundation
Claude R. Lambe Foundation

http://www.mediatransparency.org/search_results/display_recipients_by_david_koch_total.htm
Recipients by amount granted by the David H. Koch Foundation
2) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation 6,206,853
3) CATO INSTITUTE 4,043,240
9) Reason Foundation, The 1,522,212
10) GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 1,400,000
11) Institute for Justice 1,350,000
24) Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy 400,800
25) GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Foundation, Inc. 350,000
27) COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE 315,000
66) Hudson Institute, Inc. 20,000

http://www.mediatransparency.org/search_results/display_recipients_by_charles_koch_total.htm
1) GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Foundation, Inc. 14,048,850
3) David H. Koch Charitable Foundation 2,000,000
6) Fred C. & Mary R. Koch Foundation 1,097,000
7) GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 1,042,605
17) Harvard University 125,000 (to Sallie Baliunas?)
18) Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy 105,000
24) Heritage Foundation, The 78,000
27) Reason Foundation, The 57,000
34) Heartland Institute 37,578
51) Fraser Institute, The 18,221
54) COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE 15,000

http://www.mediatransparency.org/search_results/display_recipients_by_lambe_total.htm
1) CATO INSTITUTE 8,450,000
2) Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation 6,025,375
3) GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 2,311,149
4) GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY Foundation, Inc. 2,074,893
6) Heritage Foundation, The 1,004,000
8) Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment 810,000
9) Reason Foundation, The 642,000
13) Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy 385,000
14) Washington Legal Foundation 350,000
16) COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE 254,460
22) National Center for Policy Analysis 175,000
24) Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Inc. 125,000
25) American Legislative Exchange Council 120,000
26) Acton Institute For The Study of Religion and Liberty 115,000
38) Heartland Institute 40,000
43) Atlas Economic Research Foundation 28,500
53) Hudson Institute, Inc. 12,650
54) Alexis de Tocqueville Institution 12,500


While Alexis de SMOKEville gets little funding from identified right-wing funders, it does act in full concert with disinformation propaganda mills funded by the Olin, Koch, Scaife, Bradley, Coors bunch:

http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=National_Consumer_Coalition
The National Consumer Coalition is a group of industry friendly organizations that oppose government regulation and support "free market" solutions to consumer issues. The group is operated by Consumer Alert.

Coalition Members

* The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition (TASSC)
* Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
* Atlas Economic Research Foundation
* Citizens for a Sound Economy
* Competitive Enterprise Institute
* Consumer Alert
* Heartland Institute
* National Center for Public Policy Research
* Political Economy Research Center


http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Cooler_Heads_Coalition

Cooler Heads Coalition and its website globalwarming.org were revived by Consumer Alert's National Consumer Coalition in April 2004. The website and group were formed in May 6, 1997, "to dispel the myths of global warming by exposing flawed economic, scientific and risk analysis." Consumer Alert and National Consumer Coalition are industry friendly groups that oppose regulations on industry and advocate "free market" consumer solutions.

Members

* Alexis de Tocqueville Institution
* Citizens for a Sound Economy
* Competitive Enterprise Institute
* Consumer Alert
* George Marshall Institute
* Heritage Foundation
* National Center for Policy Analysis
* National Center for Public Policy Research
* Pacific Research Institute
* The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition


http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=The_Advancement_of_Sound_Science_Coalition

The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition (TASSC) is a now defunct industry-funded PR front group run by the APCO Worldwide public relations firm which worked to hang the label of "junk science" on environmentalists. Created in 1993, TASSC advanced industry-friendly positions on a wide range of topics, including global warming, smoking, phthalates, and pesticides.

Funders

TASSC's funders include:

* 3M
* Amoco
* Chevron
* Dow Chemical
* Exxon
* General Motors
* Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
* Lorillard Tobacco
* Louisiana Chemical Association
* National Pest Control Association,
* Occidental Petroleum,
* Philip Morris Companies
* Procter & Gamble,
* Santa Fe Pacific Gold
* W.R. Grace. [1]


So we close the circle: corporate serial murderers hire Alexis de SMOKEville to write smokescreen junk science using techniques pioneered by the tobacco companies and since adopted by the air-pollution industry of all varieties. Those lung-cancer industries have to stick together, don't you know. The same funders paid Fred Singer, paid SMOKEville, paid this whole circlejerk.




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