PG&E; Says See You Later To Chamber of Commerce


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The big California utility PG&E; Corp announced today, the same day that President Obama addressed the United Nations on the importance of climate action, that they'll be leaving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over the business group's objections to the global warming bill now moving though Congress and what the PG&E; Corp top chief called the Chamber's "extreme position on climate change."PG&E; is a part of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a group of labor, business, and green interests advocating for climate action. Their membership in USCAP is in direct conflict with their membership in the U.S. Chamber, whose position on climate change is pretty much that it doesn't exist. Last month, the Chamber's William Kovacs, its senior vice president for environment, technology and regulatory affairs, told the LA Times that he wants "the Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century" on climate change science.

The EPA has ignored the Chamber and seems to be moving forward with their so-called Endangerment Finding, which says that global warming is a danger to public health.

PG&E; Chairman and Chief Executive Peter Darbee said that his employees "find it dismaying that the Chamber neglects the indisputable fact that a decisive majority of experts have said the data on global warming are compelling and point to a threat that cannot be ignored."

More on the Chamber of Commerce:
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Seeks 'Scopes Trial' For Climate Science

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