Heartland Institute Responds to General Motors’ Decision to Pull Funding

March 30, 2012

General Motors spokesman David Barthmuss today confirmed the company’s foundation will no longer donate to The Heartland Institute. The following statement by Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute, may be used for attribution.


“The General Motors Foundation has been a supporter of The Heartland Institute for some 20 years. We regret the loss of their support, particularly since it was prompted by false claims contained in a fake memo circulated by disgraced climate scientist Peter Gleick.

“We once again respectfully ask liberal advocacy groups such as Huffington Post, the Center for American Progress, 350.org, and Greenpeace to stop attacking scientists who question the theory of man-made global warming and corporations and foundations that are willing to fund open debate on this important public policy issue.”


For more information, contact Director of Communications Jim Lakely at jlakely@heartland.org or 312/377-4000. Details and continuing coverage of the stolen and faked documents circulated by Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick is available at Fakegate.org.

The Heartland Institute is a 28-year-old national nonprofit organization with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, DC. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our Web site or call 312/377-4000.