The Heartland Institute has been known for trying to censor scientists and journalists who discuss their (i.e the Heartland Institute’s) leak of documents.
This leak of documents showed a plan to discredit climate science, influence teachers, and pay climate skeptic scientists to publish misinformation.
Heartland is a Koch organisation.
Koch funds most Big Oil propaganda, and has an army of paid trolls on the internet, another army of lobbyists in DC, another army of guys that write kooky state legislative proposals, actually there are several armies that work the state level.
He's genuinely wacko. He lives a couple thousand miles from Maine. But when we passed gay marriage, he spent a million bucks (Maine doesn't spend a lot on politics) to kill it. Of course, we can back in the next election, and passed it again.
But that begs the question, why is he spending big bucks against something like gay marriage on the other side of the country?
That's just an example, a small city wanted to update it's old zoo, he spent serious money trying to kill the referenda. The zoo had those old fashioned small cages that are now considered abusive.
Koch has over 100 organisations. To give you an idea of how much power he has, he tried a hostile takeover of the Republican party.
He wants to run the country (into the ground) from the shadows.