Steve Milloy america first energySteve Milloy will be speaking at the America First Energy Conference.

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Steve Milloy was most recently the Director of External Policy and Strategy at Murray Energy Corp, which claims to be the largest privately-owned coal producer in the United States. Milloy is the founder of the website, which has been frequently promoted by the Cooler Heads Coalition, an informal group of climate denying organizations. From 1997-2015 the combined grants from ExxonMobil to CHC members top 11 million dollars. Since its inception, the organization has used a variety of tactics to distort public opinion on climate change and influence decision making in Washington. For decades the coalition has authored bias reports, held briefings on Capitol Hill, and released weekly newsletters attacking “climate change alarmists”.

In 1997, Milloy became executive director of The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition (TASSC), a front group set up by Philip Morris in 1993 and run by the public relations firm APCO & Associates. The main objective of TASSC was to question the science showing detrimental effects of cigarette smoke. TASSC was also a member of the Cooler Heads Coalition and received funding from Exxon.

After the Pope’s 2015 encyclical on climate change, Milloy tweeted images comparing him to a communist dictator.

This year, Milloy’s shareholder proposal at ExxonMobil which attacked environmentalists, shareholder activists and the Exxon management went down in flames. Meanwhile, a climate change proposal linked to the Paris agreement’s 2 degree target garnered a record 62.3% of votes.

Even as an longtime legal foe the EPA, Milloy was selected to be on the EPA transition team along with Myron Ebell .

Below is a clip of Milloy reading an excerpt of his book, Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do About It,  in which he claims environmentalists will “wash away your standard of living and liberties”.