Here is more from the New York Times:
The Washington-based Competitive Enterprise Institute, a group that disputes that climate change is a problem, has promoted the effort to roll back dishwasher regulations, filing a petition that directly prompted the dishwasher review. As a nonprofit organization, the Competitive Enterprise Institute isn’t required to disclose its donors, though a recent gala organized by the institute showed that the institute counts among its donors groups that have long been aligned with fossil fuel interests.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has deep ties to the Trump Administration and has been extremely influential the past couple of years in helping roll back various US regulations.
Here is a recent Think Tank Watch post about Google defending its funding of the think tank. Here is more about CEI's donors.