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Why Is Your Cell Phone Company Paying For Global Warming Denial?

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Whether it's paying for long distance calls or expensive data plans, we all groan when it comes time to pay our cell phone bills.

But what if your cell phone company was charging you for something you wanted no part in -- like denying the existence of global warming?

That's exactly what AT&T does. The telecom giant is a sponsor of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a secretive corporate front group that allows its corporate members to write legislation that it then sends to state legislatures to be enacted.

AT&T-funded ALEC writes and pushes for state bills that encourage or require schools to teach global warming as a debate and to include views that are denying the existence of man-made climate change. That means that teachers would be forced to teach unscientific views about a scientific issue.

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