Suzanne Goldenberg put her usual fact-free journalism on display yesterday for a couple of hours.
Peter Gleick cleared of forging documents in Heartland exposéSource: The Guardian
Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 20 May 2012 17.10 BST
A review has cleared the scientist Peter Gleick of forging any documents in his exposé of the rightwing Heartland Institute’s strategy and finances, the Guardian has learned.
Gleick’s sting on Heartland brought unwelcome scrutiny to the organisation’s efforts to block action on climate change, and prompted a walkout of corporate donors that has created uncertainty about its financial future.
Gleick, founder of the Pacific Institute and a well-regarded water expert, admitted and apologised for using deception to obtain internal Heartland documents last February.
He has been on leave from the Institute pending an external investigation into the unauthorised release of the documents. That investigation is now complete, and the conclusions will be made public, the Guardian has learned.