According to tweets from PolluterWatch, wealthy industrialist Barre Seid has admitted to being the big money behind the climate-denying Heartland Institute. Video footage taken at Heartland's recent climate denial convention is forthcoming.
Barre is behind the Seid Foundation, and has also previously used the dark money group Donors Capital Fund to support right wing and climate denial causes, according to SourceWatch.
In related news, a new study finds that as Republicans become richer, they are more likely to dismiss the danger of climate change. MoJo has an excellent write-up, ending with a quote from the study author that helps explain why Seid and others fund groups like Heartland: "Perhaps to validate their economic interests."