Jim Lakely america first energyJim Lakley will be speaking at the America First Energy Conference.

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Jim Lakely is the director of communications and the primary media contact for the Heartland Institute.

In a statement announcing a billboard campaign that compared recognizing climate science to being a mass murder, Lakey explained its rationale as:  [55]

“Because what these murderers and madmen have said differs very little from what spokespersons for the United Nations, journalists for the “mainstream” media, and liberal politicians say about global warming…The point is that believing in global warming is not “mainstream,” smart, or sophisticated. In fact, it is just the opposite of those things. Still believing in man-made global warming – after all the scientific discoveries and revelations that point against this theory – is more than a little nutty. In fact, some really crazy people use it to justify immoral and frightening behavior.”

Unfortunately for Lakely, the stunt was not so well by the public or Heartland’s funders.

Video of Jim Lakely and Joseph Bast avoiding questioning about the funding of a report in 2013. 


Reporters and producers can reach him at jlakely@heartland.org or 312/731-9364.

Backups: Keely Drukala (kdrukala@heartland.org)

or Billy Aouste (baouste@heartland.org).