Daniel Simmons

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Daniel Simmons is the Director of State Affairs for the Institute for Energy Research, a Koch Industries-funded entity.[1][2]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Simmons is the former Director of the Natural Resources Task Force for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

To see a list of ALEC's current and former staff, visit the ALEC Staff page.

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Prior to coming to ALEC, he was a Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (GMU), another heavily funded think-tank of the [[Koch Family Foundations].[3] The Mercatus Center, according to Greenpeace USA, received over $9 million from the Koch Family Foundations between the years 2005 and 2009.[4]

Simmons is also listed as an “Global Warming Expert” for the Heartland Institute.[5]

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  1. Greenpeace USA. Koch Industries Still Fueling Climate Denial. Organizational website. April 14, 2011. p. 12.
  2. Institute for Energy Research. Daniel R. Simmons. Organizational website. Accessed May 27, 2011.
  3. Institute for Energy Research. Daniel R. Simmons. Organizational website. Accessed May 27, 2011.
  4. Greenpeace USA. Koch Industries Climate Denial Front Group: Mercatus Center. Organizational website. Accessed May 27, 2011.
  5. Heartland Institute. Global Warming Experts: Daniel Simmons. Organizational website. Accessed May 27, 2011.
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