Green Watch

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Green Watch is described by its host organization, the Capital Research Center (CRC) as a project "dedicated to monitoring the leadership, activities and funding of the liberal environmentalist movement. It is an on-line database and research apparatus that will help citizens, policymakers and the press find information about environmental policy and activist organizations that seek to use the power of government to achieve their objectives."

"Green Watch produces timely news reports and analyses that keeps you up-to-date on the latest developments in the environmental policy debate. Currently, CRC monitors and conducts research on over 500 environmental organizations. You can take an active role in the free market environmental movement by becoming a Green Watch Watchdog," CRC states in one of its publications. [1]

On its website it states that "Ever since the first annual Earth Day in 1970, environmental organizations have grown increasingly vocal. Supported by wealthy foundations and in some cases government grants, these tax-exempt groups orchestrate political, legal and public relations campaigns that aim to protect and improve the environment. But green activism, however well intentioned, often harms the environment it would save from Corporate America. It misrepresents the real gains made in cleaning the nations air and water. And its needlessly costly."

"As the most extensive on-line research tool profiling the environmental movement, informs the public and policy makers, it claims. [2]

But there are limits to the information that CRC reveals. ExxonMobil has voluntarily disclosed that in 2002 it donated $25,000 to the CRC for the Green Watch project [3] with another $25,000 following in 2003. [4] However, this is not mentioned on the CRC website.

Documents Contained at the Anti-Environmental Archives
Documents written by or referencing this person or organization are contained in the Anti-Environmental Archive, launched by Greenpeace on Earth Day, 2015. The archive contains 3,500 documents, some 27,000 pages, covering 350 organizations and individuals. The current archive includes mainly documents collected in the late 1980s through the early 2000s by The Clearinghouse on Environmental Advocacy and Research (CLEAR), an organization that tracked the rise of the so called "Wise Use" movement in the 1990s during the Clinton presidency. Access the index to the Anti-Environmental Archives here.

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