Washington, D.C. – Today, the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) released new research that details how major environmental non-government organizations (ENGOs) in the U.S. and U.K. are being funded by a few ultra-wealthy population control extremists in the United States.

This new report from E&E Legal and the U.K. based Taxpayers’ Alliance details how billionaires like Fred Stanback, heir to the Stanback headache powder fortune, and others are quietly funding ENGOs with enormous levels of funding to apparently further their personal agendas.  Stanback in particular is closely aligned with some of the most notorious anti-immigrant and population control groups and leaders in the United States.

Stanback and others are funneling donations through the Foundation for the Carolinas (FFTC), a non-profit ‘community foundation.’ Because the FFTC administers donor-directed funds, it appears that Stanback now has control over the distribution of hundreds of millions of dollars from the FFTC. For example, since 2014 alone, FFTC has funded, the Natural Resources Defense Council – $25,000,000, Friends of the Earth – $6,000,000, Greenpeace – $3,000,000, and the Dogwood Alliance – $2,000,000.

The scale of Stanback’s involvement and influence in environmental circles is best illustrated by the sheer size of his funding. Stanback’s 2014 donation of over $397 million to FFTC in “non-cash” contributions would rank as the third-largest charitable donation anywhere that year had they been public, according to MarketWatch’s list of the 10 Largest Charitable Donations.

“It’s troubling that these so-called ‘environmentalist’ organizations in the U.S. and U.K are either willfully or unknowingly colluding with extremist population control and anti-immigration activist groups funded by a few extremely wealthy Americans,” said Craig Richardson, President of E&E Legal.  “Environmentalist organizations are extremely influential in legislative bodies in the U.S. and U.K. and we call for full transparency of their funding to ensure the public understands the puppet masters behind their extremist public policy agenda.”

About EE Legal

The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) is a 501(c)(3) organization engaged in strategic litigation, policy research, and public education on important energy and environmental issues. Primarily through its petition litigation and transparency practice areas, E&E Legal seeks to correct onerous federal and state policies that hinder the economy, increase the cost of energy, eliminate jobs, and do little or nothing to improve the environment.