Citizens’ Alliance For Responsible Energy


Marita Noon on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show

The Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE) is a fossil fuel-funded advocacy group based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. CARE is funded by more than 250 members, including New Mexico oil and gas producers. The group opposes environmental activism and the pursuit of “green,” or sustainable, energy development, saying the pursuit of solar and wind power “will end the America we know and love.”

Marita Noon is the executive director at CARE and the organization’s 501(c)(4), Energy Makes America Great. Noon is also listed as an “Expert” on The Heartland Institute’s website. CARE was a co-sponsor of Heartland’s first International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC1). Noon’s content is also crossposted on the climate denial website, Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT).

CARE refers to sustainable energy advocates as “Gang Green” and believes it popularized the idea of a watermelon: “We, perhaps, have popularized, but did not create the moniker. We have received a positive response to ‘Green on the outside like environmentalism, red on the inside like neo-communism or neo-socialism.’


Recent Posts About Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy

Confidential Documents Reveal Fossil Fuel-Funded Organizations Coordinating With Local Anti-Wind Groups

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These ten industry-funded front groups have been working to stop the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan regulations seeking to combat combat climate change.

The Secret Network of Fossil Fuel & Utility Backed Groups Working to Stop Clean Energy

Energy & Policy Institute’s new report exposes the strategies, front groups, and people used by the fossil fuel and utility corporations to attack clean energy policies.

Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy Releases Anti-Solar Report

CARE is a fossil fuel-funded advocacy organization that opposes environmental activism and says that the pursuit of renewable energy will “end the America we know and love.”

Analysis: Americans for Prosperity Anti-Wind Letter, June 2014

Americans for Prosperity spearheaded a letter published as a full page advertisement attacking the production tax credit. Sixty organizations are either funded by fossil fuel interests or have known ties to the Koch Brothers’ political network.