Natural Resources Stewardship Project

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The Natural Resources Stewardship Project was a Canadian non-profit organization that presented itself as undertaking "a proactive grassroots campaign to counter the Kyoto Protocol and other greenhouse gas reduction schemes while promoting sensible climate change policy." The group was founded in October 2005 but failed from lack of funding.[1]

A report in the Toronto Star on January 28, 2007 stated that the organization had not revealed who funds the Stewardship Project.[2] The Guardian and Vancouver Sun stated in 2008 that the organization is funded by energy firms.[3]

Until April 2008, it was headed by global warming denier Tom Harris, formerly Ottawa director of the consulting firm High Park Group, and, until later in 2008, Tim Ball, geographer at the University of Winnipeg. Harris has stated that the NRSP was set up on the initiative of the High Park Group.[2]

NRSP has been mentioned in at least two op-ed pieces. [1][2]

According to the Toronto Star, the group has been described by critics as an Astroturf organization.[2]


  1. ^ Ball, Tim. "Personal Attacks, Never the Issues," Frontier Centre for Public Policy," 10 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Gorrie, Peter, "Who's still cool on global warming?, Toronto Star, January 28, 2007.
  3. ^ Pilkington, Ed, "Palin fought safeguards for polar bears with studies by climate change sceptics", The Guardian, September 30, 2008; Vancouver Sun, "A rail journey in search of Al Gore", March 31, 2008.

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