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New Report Raises Questions About Role Of North Carolina Foundation In Bioenergy Debate

November 22, 2019 GMT

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report out this week from The Charlotte Observer discusses the activities of a prominent philanthropic foundation in North Carolina, and raises questions about the foundation’s role in the debate over bioenergy.

As The Charlotte Observer reports, the Foundation for the Carolinas, which “is well known for supporting civic projects across the Charlotte area” has also “bankrolled a network of anti-immigration groups.”

These groups include the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). As The Charlotte Observer reports, “Two of the three organizations, CIS and FAIR, have been designated as ‘hate groups’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center.”

An analysis of federal tax disclosures by Future Forests + Jobs finds that the Foundation for the Carolinas has also provided funding to a number of environmental organizations engaged in the debate over bioenergy, including the Dogwood Alliance, Southern Environmental Law Center, Natural Resources Defense Council, 350.org, and the Partnership for Policy Integrity.

Future Forests + Jobs is calling on these organizations to respond to the report from The Charlotte Observer.

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