A year after I joined cross-party MPs and Good Law Project to request an investigation into the climate denial charity, the Global Warming Policy Foundation, new revelations raise concerns over what could be a serious breach of charity law.
I joined Layla Moran MP and Caroline Lucas MP in writing to the Charity Commission with details of a US-based group registered by the foundation in 2015 to “enable supporters in the USA to enjoy tax relief on donations”.
This is what I told Good Law Project after they approached me for comment on this new information:
“The Charity Commission must play its role in ensuring that the principles of transparency and accountability are upheld”.
“Our democratic institutions have been captured and run in the favour of a small handful of private interests, in this case, the fossil fuel industry”.
“The Charity Commission must ensure that these private interests are not able to influence the abuse of charity status to pursue political lobbying, downplaying the severity of the climate crisis”.
Read the full article from the Good Law Project here.