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Tell corporations to stop funding Heartland’s radical agenda now!
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Dear ,

In just a few short days, over 20,000 Sierra Club supporters demanded that the Heartland Institute apologize for their despicable and malicious ad campaign comparing climate science supporters to terrorists. While Heartland took down their ad, they refuse to apologize!1

But their donors heard us. The list of companies walking away from the Heartland Institute is growing everyday, from State Farm to beverage company Diageo.2 The Heartland Institute is feeling the heat -- let's keep up the momentum.

There are still many companies that are funding Heartland's work. Even though Microsoft and Glaxo Smith Kline, a major pharmaceuticals company, have both put out statements against Heartland's wrong-headed views on climate, they have yet to pull their donations. 3,4

Together, we will urge these and other companies to put their money where their mouth is and stop Heartland’s radical climate denial campaign.

Tell corporations to stop funding Heartland’s radical agenda now!

Thanks for all you do to protect our environment!

Sincerely,

Mary Anne Hitt
Beyond Coal Campaign
Sierra Club

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[1] Heartland Institute Ends Experiment with ‘Unabomber’ Global Warming Billboard. Heartland 7th International Conference on Climate Change. May 4, 2012
[2] Diageo Stops Heartland Donations in Wake of Unabomber Billboard. Environmental Leader. May 7, 2012
[3] Goldenberg, Suzanne. Climate Science attack machine took donations from corporations. The Guardian. February 15, 2012
[4] Lippman, Steve. Microsoft's Commitment to Addressing Climate Change. Microsoft Citizenship Blog. May 4, 2012


Are you just like the Unabomber? Of course not, but that's what the climate deniers at the Heartland Institute are saying.

Today in Chicago, the liberatarian think tank commissioned billboards that compare good, decent Americans who believe in climate disruption to murderous psychopaths like Charles Manson and Unabomber Ted Kaczynski. Decades of lying on behalf of the coal, oil and natural gas industries seem to have distorted the Heartland Insitute's view of what's right and what's wrong.1

It's not funny. It's not even controversial. It's unacceptable.

To most of us, it's clear that climate disruption is already happening. From extreme droughts in Texas to an almost snowless winter in Boston, it's obvious that something is going on and Americans are taking action. Last week, we helped deliver over 800,000 comments to the EPA in support of its historic proposal to limit industrial carbon pollution and curb global climate disruption.

Big Coal and Big Oil are running scared and The Heartland Institute's despicable ad campaign is a sign that they're getting desperate.

We won't stand for this last ditch effort to protect big polluters!

Thanks for all you do to protect our environment!

Sincerely,

Mary Anne Hitt
Beyond Coal Campaign
Sierra Club

[1] Nuwer, Rachel. Heartland Pulls Billboard on Global Warming. NYTimes.com. May 4, 2012. 

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