National Science Teacher Association carefully analyzes the color green

December 8, 2006 | By | 2 Replies More

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recently made the strange decision to reject 50,000 free DVDs of Al Gore’s global warming documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

At Huffpo, Laurie David asks whether it:

just might – have had anything to do with more than six million dollars the organization has accepted from ExxonMobil, Shell Oil, ConocoPhillips and the American Petroleum Institute.

According to David, “the muck keeps piling up.  The explanations offered by NSTA certainly don’t add up:

Now NSTA is arguing that distributing An Inconvenient Truth to teachers would violate their 2001 policy against endorsements. But that policy didn’t stop them from shipping out 20,000 copies of a whopping 10-part video funded by ConocoPhillips in 2003.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Dan says:

    This is shameful. There is no rational excuse for feeding ascientific garbage to teachers, and by corollary, to at least some of their students.

  2. hogiemo says:

    I found it ironic that the contact person for Conoco-Phillips was "Cheatum".

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