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How Free Market 'Baptist' Fred Smith Sold Out to the Big Oil 'Bootleggers’

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In the second part of our Fred Smith story - part of our history series - DeSmog UK investigates his prohibition era-inspired solution to attacking climate science.

Fred Smith, founder of the Koch-funded Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), was frustrated that oil companies were almost universally failing to recognise the climate agenda as a threat.

But he soon came up with a plan to rid organisations of the stigma of being publicly linked to oil companies in the campaign against climate science.

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