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2013-05-06 23:00:56

Experts at The Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank, comment on the passage in the United States Senate of Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would allow states to require businesses — even those headquartered outside their borders — to collect Internet sales taxes from consumers. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 The United States Senate today passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would allow states to require businesses — even those headquartered...

2013-04-22 23:02:48

The Heartland Institute Celebrates Earth Day with the Release of a New Book, "The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 In celebration of Earth Day, The Heartland Institute — a free-market think tank The Economist magazine calls “the world´s most prominent think tank promoting skepticism about man-made climate change” — is sending 100,000 copies of "The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism" by Steve Goreham to educators, business and...

2013-04-22 23:02:46

Tax and technology experts at The Heartland Institute — a free-market think tank — comment on Monday's cloture vote in the United States Senate on the Marketplace Fairness Act. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 The United States Senate today voted for cloture on the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), ending debate and leading to its likely passage soon in an up-or-down vote. President Barack Obama´s signature on the MFA would allow states to start charging sales tax on all...

2013-02-15 23:01:40

The following statements from tax and technology experts at The Heartland Institute — a free-market think tank — on the Marketplace Fairness Act may be used for attribution. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Thursday introduced the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would give states the option to collect sales taxes on Web-based businesses that are headquartered outside their state borders. The...

2013-02-15 23:01:35

The following statements on the carbon tax bill introduced by Sens. Barbara Boxer and Bernie Sanders from energy and tax experts at The Heartland Institute — a free-market think tank — may be used for attribution. CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 Sens. Bernie Sanders and Barbara Boxer today introduced a bill to tax carbon emissions on entities such as coal mines, oil refineries, and natural gas processing points. The legislation would set a $20 tax for each ton of carbon...

Image 1 - Controversial Ad Campaign Costs Climate Skeptics Group Partnerships
2012-05-07 03:54:39

The fallout over the Heartland Institute's controversial, short-lived billboard campaign comparing climate change advocates with infamous terrorists, murderers and cult leaders continued over the weekend, as former partners moved to distance themselves from the skeptics' group. According to Leo Hickman of the Guardian, British multinational alcoholic beverage company Diageo, a former supporter of the organization, announced that they would no longer provide funds to the thinktank. A...

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2012-05-05 07:51:16

A Chicago-based, conservative and libertarian think tank has told the Washington Post that they are going to abandon a brief but controversial advertising campaign which claimed that "the most prominent advocates of global warming aren´t scientists. They are murderers, tyrants, and madmen.” According to reporter Jason Samenow's original report, the Heartland Institute, a group which promotes climate skepticism, launched a digital billboard campaign featuring Ted Kaczynski, aka...

Leading Climate Researcher Admits Fraudulently Obtaining Heartland Documents
2012-02-24 05:50:10

Peter Gleick, a prominent climate researcher and CEO of the Pacific Institute, admitted this week that he fraudulently obtained a collection of documents from a Chicago-based non-profit group called the Heartland Institute, which he then leaked to the media to reveal the organization´s plans to promote skepticism about anthropogenic global warming. Dr. Gleick, who says he was frustrated with Heartland´s anti-climate-change programs, acknowledged posing as someone else in order to...

2012-02-20 20:15:00

The Heartland Institute has sent legal notices to numerous Web sites, blogs, and publications asking them to take down the stolen and forged documents and what it views as malicious and false commentary based on them. The following statement by Heartland Institute President Joseph L. Bast may be used for attribution. For more information, contact Director of Communications Jim Lakely at jlakely(at)heartland(dot)org or 312-377-4000. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 The Heartland...

Corporations Fund Anti-Climate Change Education
2012-02-16 06:18:56

The Heartland Institute, a Libertarian thinktank that questions current climate science, has inadvertently revealed who funded their operations. According to leaked emails, a single private donor funds most of their operations. Other donors include tobacco giants Altria and Reynolds America, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and Eli Lilley, and Microsoft. Other donors include Bill Gates, who regularly gives speeches promoting clean energy and works to help farmers in developing countries,...