By Ben Geman - 10/14/13 04:19 PM EDT
An environmental group is pressing four large newspapers to follow The Los Angeles Times by refusing to print letters denying that humans are causing climate change.
The Times revealed its policy in a recent editor’s note that declares: “Letters that have an untrue basis (for example, ones that say there's no sign humans have caused climate change) do not get printed.”
Now the group Forecast the Facts has launched an online petition urging The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today to follow suit. The group said Monday it has gathered 22,000 signatures in less than a day thus far.