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Climate science denier group must pay damages for frivolous lawsuit against UVA, scientist   |   July 8, 2014
Virginia's highest court has ruled that the American Tradition Institute (ATI), a free-market think tank that promotes climate science denial, must pay damages to the...

 

After a political setback in NC, ALEC retools assault on renewable energy   |   December 13, 2013
After turning back a political assault on its groundbreaking renewable energy law, North Carolina could soon be a proving ground for a new strategy in the corporate-led war on...

 

Climate science denier found behind controversial bill to muzzle NC agency representing utility customers   |   March 29, 2013
A North Carolina lawmaker recently introduced a bill that that would have restricted the work of the Public Staff, an independent state agency that represents consumers before the...

 

Meet the ALEC-connected lawmakers behind bill to kill NC renewable energy law   |   March 14, 2013
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a controversial and powerful group that brings together state legislators and corporate representatives to promote conservative...

 

Southeast leads in creating clean-energy manufacturing jobs, but will politicians kill the momentum?   |   March 12, 2013
Clean energy and clean transportation projects are helping drive the U.S. economic recovery, and green business is particularly booming in the Southeast. But will politicians...

 

Climate conspiracy theorist returns to NC legislature, warns of threat from science 'elite'   |   February 7, 2013
It was a busy week in the North Carolina legislature, with the new Republican super-majority hard at work slashing unemployment benefits, blocking poor people's access to...

 

Is North Carolina's renewable energy law in jeopardy?   |   November 28, 2012
In 2007, North Carolina became the first state in the Southeast to pass a law requiring investor-owned utilities to produce more energy from cleaner sources or from greater...

 

Conservative group demanding climate scientists' emails is less than transparent about its own tax status   |   October 25, 2012
The American Tradition Institute, a conservative nonprofit that lost a controversial lawsuit against the University of Virginia seeking the emails of former professor and leading...

 

Did attorney for climate science attack group violate ethics rules?   |   October 10, 2012
Last month the American Tradition Institute was handed a legal setback when a Virginia circuit court judge ruled that the University of Virginia did not have to turn over...

 

University of Virginia prevails against climate science attack group   |   September 18, 2012
A Virginia circuit court judge has ruled that the University of Virginia does not have to turn over thousands of former professor Michael Mann's e-mails to the American...

 

Climate science attack group turns sights on Texas professors   |   July 19, 2012
The American Tradition Institute, a conservative think tank with financial ties to fossil fuel interests, made headlines last year for a controversial freedom of information...

 

The big money behind the assault against sea level rise science in North Carolina   |   July 11, 2012
A bill that would block North Carolina agencies from considering the latest science of sea level rise in making planning decisions has gotten a lot of attention nationally -- from...

 

Federal court rejects Virginia attorney general's effort to block climate action   |   June 27, 2012
A federal court has rejected Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's finding that unregulated greenhouse gas...

 

NC anti-wind power crusader behind plot to subvert renewable energy industry   |   May 11, 2012
An activist who has worked with a group financed by leading North Carolina conservative benefactor Art Pope to discredit wind power in the state has been discovered at the center...

 

Shadowy group behind attacks on climate scientists handed setback in court   |   January 3, 2012
The Montana Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling last week and reinstated the state's longstanding ban on direct spending by corporations for or against political...

 

Top 5 of 2011 - #4: Who's attacking climate scientists?   |   December 22, 2011
Facing South has long reported on the corporate-funded public-relations campaign aimed at sowing doubt and confusion about the scientific consensus around manmade global warming...

 

Climate-science deniers join forces against NC renewable-energy program   |   December 9, 2011
Climate-science deniers with ties to the fossil-fuel industry have joined forces in an assault on North Carolina's renewable energy program and particularly wind power, which...

 

Special Investigation: Who's behind the 'information attacks' on climate scientists?   |   November 29, 2011
In the fall of 2011, Facing South published an investigation by Editorial Director Sue Sturgis into a free-market think tank that filed a controversial Freedom of Information Act...

 

Top Facing South stories of fall 2011   |   November 22, 2011
As Facing South prepares to close up for the Thanksgiving holidays, here's a look back at a few of our stories that you, our readers, helped turn into big stories this fall....

 

Attorney with group targeting climate scientists' emails featured at Koch-funded conference   |   November 4, 2011
The American Tradition Institute -- a global-warming denier group that's using the Freedom of Information Act in controversial ways to discredit climate scientists -- suffered...