The Chamber, NAM and ACCCE’s antics bring to mind a quote from the last round of international climate talks held in Bali in December 2007. A delegate from Papua New Guinea challenged the United States to “Lead, follow or get out of the way.”
If enough members pull out of these backward-leaning organizations, the organizational clout on Capitol Hill will diminish, leaving a space that can be filled by climate advocates and those corporations and entities willing to discuss the policy measures needed to address this most critical issue. In the interest of saving money and energy, let’s just ask that the last one out the door turns off the lights.
To help us keep abreast of these fast-moving developments, here’s a scorecard of corporations that:
have quit the US Chamber of Commerce: PG&E, PNM Resources, Levi Strauss & Co, Exelon, Apple have resigned their seat on the US Chamber of Commerce Board: Nike maintain the US Chamber of Commercedoesn’t represent their views on climate policy: Johnson&Johnson, GE, San Jose Chamber of Commerce, Alcoa, Duke, Entergy, Microsoft
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