Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy

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The Annapolis Center for Science-Based Public Policy does not appear to have filed a return with the IRS since 2007,[1] and its website is defunct.


In its own words "The Annapolis Center is a national, non-profit, educational organization that supports and promotes responsible energy, environmental, health, and safety decision-making. The Center achieves this goal by supporting the use of risk and cost-benefit analysis both to assist decision-makers in understanding hazards and the relative risks they may present, and to identify areas for emphasis in research and policy." [2]

This organization is Tax-exempt. Its primary exempt purpose is "Development and communication of standards to evaluate product and environmental studies and research. Education of industry public to benefit to benefit of such standards"(sic).[3]

The ExxonSecrets website has a little more "The Annapolis Center actively argues against the idea that global warming is the result of burning fossil fuels. They also advocate increased logging for better forest health and question rising mercury levels among other things. The Annapolis Center is funded primarily by the National Association of Manufacturers. The Center's founder and CEO, Richard Seibert was a former National Association of Manufacturers Vice President."[4]

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.

Fundraising Dinner

Every April The Annapolis Center hosts an annual fundraising dinner in Washington D.C. in which an individual or individuals is honoured "for work in their field supporting rational, science-based thinking and policy-making". These include

Directors and Notable Associates

Dr.Harold M. Koenig Chair/President [8]
Dr. Ronald R. Blanck Vice Chair[9]
Dr. George T. Wolff Director
Dr. Harrison Schmitt Chair Emeritus, Chairman 1994-98[10]
Dr. Alberto Diaz Jr. Director
Dr. Charles H. Pierce Director
Dr. Jack W. Snyder Director
Dr. John S.Parker Director
Dr. McKamy Smith MD Director
Dr. Michael Welner Director
Dr. Stephen B. Lewis MD FACP CDE Director [11]
Paul Ziemkiewicz Director
Josephine Gaskey

Other Notable Associates include

Sallie Baliunas
Richard Lindzen
Richard Seibert
James Inhofe
Robert L. Hirsch
Robert Bush

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