Climate Controversy Provokes Fake News

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(5 Dec) The Dallas Morning News, and other news outlets, fell prey to a stunt conceived by environmental activists Rising Tide North America. The group issued a fake press release claiming that members of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership would slash greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent by 2050. It further pledged that it would not build new coal power plants. Alert journalists exposed the hoax.

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