TSAugust, which stands for “The Second of August” (the day most delegates signed the Declaration of Independence) is a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit non-stock corporation in Virginia.

The mission of TSAugust “is to bring factual information about energy and environmental issues to Americans so as to ensure increasingly high living standards and the elimination of poverty wherever it exists.”

Their tag line is “People and nature living in harmony for the benefit of mankind,” because they “recognizes the importance of economic growth coupled with conservation.” [1]

TSAugust is run by Donn D. Dears, a retired GE Company executive with experience working with steel mills, electric utilities, refineries, oil drilling and production facilities, and open pit and underground mining operations.

Stance on Climate Change

“Cutting CO2 emissions by 50% has virtually no effect on CO2's impact on temperatures.” [2]


[Pending further investigation]

Key People


May 21 - 23, 2012

TSAugust is registered as an official Co-sponsor of the Heartland Institute's Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC7). [4]

Related Organizations

  • Power For USA — Donn Dears's blog; many of his articles are co-published at TSAugust and Power For USA.


  1. About US,” TSAugust. Accessed May 20, 2012.

  2. CO2 Minor Greenhouse Gas,” TSAugust, October 16, 2011.

  3. Founder,” TSAugust. Accessed May, 2012.

  4. Cosponsors,” 7th International Conference on Climate Change. Accessed May 20, 2012.

  5. ExxonSecrets Factsheet: TSAugust.