Apple Quits the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Over Its ‘Frustrating’ Global Warming Denialism


ThinkProgress/Zaid Jilani—There has recently been a “business backlash” against the Chamber of Commerce over its refusal to accept the science of global warming and lobbying against climate change legislation. The New York Times reports today that the latest company to join this backlash is Apple, which wrote in a letter to the Chamber that it has been “frustrating” that the business federation has been fighting efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions:

apple_logo_640x480“We strongly object to the chamber’s recent comments opposing the E.P.A.’s effort to limit greenhouse gases,” wrote Catherine A. Novelli, the vice-president of worldwide government affairs at Apple, in a letter dated today and addressed to Thomas J. Donohue, president and chief executive of the chamber. “Apple supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions, and it is frustrating to find the chamber at odds with us in this effort,” Ms. Novelli continued.

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Progressive Media has produced a video detailing how a growing list of U.S. companies are leaving the Chamber over its ideological opposition to any serious action over climate change. Watch it:

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