Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Apple Quits U. S. Chamber of Commerce Over Climate Change

The latest major business to resign from the U. S. Chamber of Commerce over the Chamber's opposition to pending climate change legislation announced it's immediate resignation in a letter suggesting the Chamber should take a more positive role in efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions. In a letter sent yesterday to U. S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donahue, Apple, Inc.'s vice president for worldwide government affairs Catherine Novelli wrote that Apple "would prefer the Chamber take a more progressive stance ... and play a constructive role" in the climate change regulation process. Apple's resignation is effective immediately.

A Chamber spokesperson issued a brief response stating that it represents "the broad majority of our membership" on ths issue, but that "there are some companies who stand to gain more than others with the current options on the table."
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