john locke foundation
May 11, 2012 -
John Droz of the American Tradition Institute, a fossil fuel-funded advocacy group that works to discredit climate science, was the mastermind of an effort that called for setting up "dummy businesses" to buy anti-wind power billboards and creating a "counter-intelligence branch" to track the industry.
March 22, 2012 -
A leading writer for the John Locke Foundation, a conservative NC think tank backed by Art Pope, resigns after posting an image of President Obama showing him in chains next to a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. The group has issued an apology, but their statement raises as many questions as it answers.
February 16, 2012 -
Internal documents obtained from the Heartland Institute, a leading player in the climate disinformation campaign, show that the group is counting on continuing support from the North Carolina conservative benefactor and retail magnate.
December 31, 2011 -
In our final look at Facing South's top stories of 2011, a look at how we helped push North Carolina's secretive but influential conservative benefactor Art Pope into the national spotlight -- offering not only a revealing look at Pope's influence in N.C. but the role of Big Money influence in today's political landscape.
December 9, 2011 -
The American Legislative Exchange Council, American Tradition Institute and the John Locke Foundation are preaching against wind energy and renewable mandates in presentations that play fast and loose with the facts.
November 29, 2011 -
FALL 2011 | A conservative think tank has filed a controversial Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the University of Virginia seeking emails and other documents related to former professor Michael Mann, a leading scholar of global warming. Facing South explores who the American Tradition Institute is and the implications of its actions.
October 31, 2011 -
Dirty-energy interests, wealthy conservatives and the think tanks they fund have joined forces to target global-warming researchers using the Freedom of Information Act -- and this week they're set for a showdown in a Virginia courtroom.