"Skeptic Group Takes Aim at Journalists"

"A conservative group that has used public records requests in an attempt to publicize emails written by climate scientists has turned its attention to reporters who cover the environment."

"The American Tradition Institute (ATI), which has garnered attention for seeking emails written by climate scientist Michael Mann when he worked at the University of Virginia, is making similar Freedom of Information Act requests concerning email exchanges between scientists and reporters. The aim is to illustrate what the group describes as 'collusion' between the 'media and environmentalist establishments.'

The top target so far is New York Times reporter Justin Gillis, who covers environmental science for the paper."

Lawrence Hurley reports for Greenwire July 11, 2012.

SEE ALSO:

"Rightwing US Thinktank Uses FoI Laws To Pursue Climate Scientists" (Guardian)

Opinion: "Sunday Reflection: The Collusion of the Climate Crowd" (Washington Examiner/Christopher C. Horner)

Editorial: "Climate Change Too Hot To Handle; Political Impasse Imperils Planet" (Lexington Herald Leader)

Commentary: "Public, Leaders Must Fight Misinformation About Science" (San Diego Union-Tribune, Lewis Branscomb)

"The Big Money Behind the Assault Against Sea Level Rise Science in North Carolina" (Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies)

"Special Investigation: Who's Behind the 'Information Attacks' on Climate Scientists?" (Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies)

"Decision Guts Outside Spending Bans in 24 States" (iWatch News)

"Popular Science Reviews Denialists' War on Climate Scientists" (Climate Science Watch)

"The Battle Over Climate Science" (Popular Science)

"American Tradition Institute" (SourceWatch)

"American Tradition Institute's Fight Against 'Environmental Junk Science'" (Guardian)

"The Guardian Exposes Fossil Funded Groups Coordinating Renewable Energy Attacks" (DeSmogBlog)

"Conservative Thinktanks Step Up Attacks Against Obama's Clean Energy Strategy" (Guardian)

"Federal Court Rejects Virginia Attorney General's Effort To Block Climate Action" (Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies)

Source: Greenwire, 07/12/2012