Connor Gibson

Researcher, Greenpeace Investigations (USA)

Connor Gibson does research for Greenpeace's Investigations team. He focuses on polluting industries, their front groups and PR operatives, particularly focusing on the Koch Brothers. Connor specializes in tracking those who professionally deny climate change science and obstruct policy solutions to global warming. His research frequently focuses on money funneled from the billionaire Koch brothers to federal politicians and front groups running anti-environmental campaigns, like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the Heartland Institute, and other influence peddlers in the "State Policy Network." The overlap between the Koch network's lobbying activities and Koch-funded university programs eventually led Connor to co-found UnKoch My Campus, after repeated requests for assistance from student groups and concerned professors across the USA. Connor's accountability research has appeared in the New York Times, LA Times, The Guardian, CNBC, Financial Times, Toronto Star, Forbes, CNN Money, Yahoo! News, Huffington Post, Politico, The Hill, National Journal, and Mother Jones. Connor joined Greenpeace Investigations in 2010 after completing an environmental studies degree at the University of Vermont. He is based in Oakland, CA.