InsideClimate Speculates

InsideClimate News Publishes Story Based Entirely on Speculation By Aly Nielsen InsideClimate News may have won a Pulitzer Prize, but it looks like it skipped Journalism 101: report, don’t speculate. InsideClimate writer David Hasemyer reported on May 23, that ExxonMobil lost an appeal “to keep records held by its auditors” from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's investigation. InsideClimate repeatedly promoted the story on Twitter since that day. However, far from just reporting the update to the legal battle Hasemyer...

CJR Finds Media Misrepresent Hurricanes

CJR Finds Scientific Opposition to Linking Hurricanes and Global Warming By Aly Nielsen A surprising report from the George Soros-funded Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) revealed several scientists oppose the way the media have tried to blame hurricanes on man-made climate change. CJR used the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to acquire emails “sent from or received by six hurricane researchers or forecasters” which included the terms “global warming” or “climate change.” The May 2, article written by Rob Verger indicate...

Climate Groups Panic Over EPA Rollback

Climate Journalism Groups Panic Over EPA Rollback By Aly Nielsen Temperatures rose at climate journalism non-profits when President Donald Trump issued an executive order rolling back many of the Obama-era climate regulations. The executive order requires the EPA to “review Obama’s Clean Power Plan, rescind the moratorium on coal mining on US federal lands,” and review the impact existing regulations have on jobs, according to CNN. Grist, Democracy Now!, DeSmog Blog and InsideClimate all proved their liberal bias and activist...

Groups Call Appointees ‘Deniers’

InsideClimate,Grist and DeSmog Smear Trump Appointees as Climate ‘Deniers’ By Aly Nielsen Liberal climate blogs have insulted climate change skeptics with a term reminiscent of Holocaust deniers almost every other day — just since Donald Trump’s election. InsideClimate News, DeSmogBlog and Grist smeared people skeptical of claims about man-made climate change labeling them “deniers” on Twitter at least 69 times combined between Nov. 8, 2016, and March 27, 2017.   “In Trump, U.S. puts a climate denier in its highest...

Democracy Now! Blasts Gorsuch

Democracy Now! Blasts Gorsuch Over Dissent in Trucker Ruling By Julia A. Seymour Democracy Now! has done anything it could to attack the new administration and recently that included mudslinging against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. On March 24, the homepage of the far-left website and TV program featured at least seven anti-Gorsuch stories or columns. Although those attacks weren’t environmental in nature, many left wing groups fear Gorsuch will jeopardize their eco-agenda. InsideClimate News previously warned that environmentalists and...

NY AG Blocks Inquiry into Anti-Exxon Witch Hunt

NY AG Blocks Inquiry into Anti-Exxon Witch Hunt By James Powers NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is happy to investigate others, but won’t cooperate when he is the one under investigation. Schneiderman is still refusing to comply with a FOIA request from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, The Daily Caller reported March 17. The FOIA, filed in May 2016, requested emails between Schneiderman’s office and activist donors that may have inspired his investigation into ExxonMobil. The New York Supreme Court ruled...

Lawsuit Coverage Doesn’t Disclose Donors

Climate Groups Don’t Disclose Shared Donors in Lawsuit Coverage By Aly Nielsen InsideClimate News is thrilled that children are suing the government over climate change. But in its reporting on the updated lawsuit, InsideClimate omitted the fact that it got money from the same donor as those suing. “Attorneys representing 21 children who are suing the federal government over its responsibility to slow climate change are seeking answers from the oil and gas industry,” InsideClimate reported on March 1. Part...

Groups Request Trump Whistleblowing

ProPublica and InsideClimate Encourage Whistleblowing Under Trump By Sarah Stites Liberals encourage whistleblowing just so long as it makes the Trump Administration look bad. Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump was sworn-in as president, liberal foundation-funded media outlets updated their websites inviting government workers to leak insider knowledge on climate-related policy developments. “If you see something, say something,” ProPublica senior climate reporter Andrew Revkin urged. “ProPublica is eager to get tips on shifts in available government information related to...

Liberal Groups Ignore Protest Mess

Anti-Pipeline Journalists Ignore Mess from #NoDAPL ‘Water Protectors’ Julia A. Seymour After Dakota Access Pipeline agitators left the Oceti Sakowin camp, they left behind huge amounts of trash and belongings including teepees, tents and sleeping bags. The Washington Times reported in early February that clean up crews were “racing to clear acres of debris” before spring thaws create an “environmental disaster” at the site in North Dakota. Of course, liberal non-profit media outlets which favored Standing Rock protests haven’t exposed...

Liberals Cheer Obama Drilling Ban

Liberal Environmental Groups Cheer After Obama Bans Drilling By Aly Nielsen Liberal environmental activists got an early Christmas present when President Obama banned offshore drilling along large portions of the Arctic and East Coast in late December, and liberal nonprofit media are celebrating. Initially Obama issued a five year ban on Arctic offshore drilling in November. But then in December, he declared a permanent ban by invoking “an obscure provision of a 1953 law” which allowed him to act “unilaterally,”...
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