Google defends contributions to climate change-denying think tanks

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Google makes “substantial” donations to climate-denying Washington think tanks, according to a new report from the Guardian on Friday. The revelation comes only a few weeks after Google announced its support political action to fix the climate crisis.

Google contributes to conservative political organizations and lobbies in support regulatory efforts that benefit the company. Defending the donations to organizations like the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) that were cited in the report, Google said that it might not endorse every policy position of an organization when it makes a contribution.

“We’re hardly alone among companies that contribute to organisations while strongly disagreeing with them on climate…

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Author: Makena Kelly