By my analysis and calculations, since 2000, U.S. foundations have granted at least US$300-million to various environmental organizations and campaigns in Canada, especially in B.C. The San Francisco-based Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation alone has granted US$92-million. Gordon Moore is one of the co-founders of Intel Corp. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation have granted a combined total of US$90-million, mostly to B.C. groups. These foundations were created by the founders of Hewlett-Packard Co.H/T: Captain Heinrichs
The Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trusts, created by the founders of Sun Oil, has granted at least US$82-million over the past decade and at least US$40-million has been granted by other U.S. foundations.
Of the US$300-million that I’ve traced, at least US$150-million was specifically for the Great Bear Rainforest Initiative, the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area and the Boreal Forest Initiative.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
What the hell's up with that, eh?
Not content to simply leave U.S. citizens shivering in the dark, fat cat Yankee foundations are now meddling in Canada's environmental politics. Vivian Krause reports: