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Denialgate, the Heartland 2010 prospectus, and Operation Angry Badger

Yep, the story's up on DeSmogBlog:

An anonymous donor calling him (or her)self "Heartland Insider" has released the Heartland Institute's [q. v.] budget, fundraising plan, its Climate Strategy for 2012 [disputed] and sundry other documents (all attached) that prove all of the worst allegations that have been levelled against the organization.

Gareth Renowden points out Heartland's hypocrisy in their response to the leak. Michael Tobis asks, "Is Turnabout Fair Play?" Brian at Rabett Run discusses a separate but related story. As for me...

  • I'd like to point out once more a diagram from Heartland's 2010 opus (not leaked). Check out that diagram if you haven't. Yes, really. I mean it.
  • There's a lot to chatter about regarding their 'strategy' for climate inaction, but I think what's potentially most damning is their suggestion (in (1-15-2012) 2012 Fundraising Plan.pdf, p. 14) to "[r]ecruit and promote superintendents who support [Wisconsin] Act 10". Is Heartland seriously trying to entice public servants into becoming mouthpieces for their rich funders, or did I miss something?
  • Will US politicians start launching tens of inquiries into Heartland's workings? And will activist groups file scores of lawsuits against Heartland to compel it to release its e-mails?