That makes three major utilities and now Apple who have left the Chamber of Commerce. Nike resigned from the board last week. All due to the Chamber’s deliberate climate change denial.
Apple was blunt.
We strongly object to the Chamber’s recent comments opposing the EPA’s effort to limit greenhouse gases”¦Apple supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions, and it is frustrating to find the Chamber at odds with us in this effort. We would prefer the Chamber take a more progressive stance on this critical issue and play a constructive role in addressing the climate crisis. However, because the Chamber’s position differs so sharply with Apple’s, we have decided to resign our membership effective immediately
Nike becomes the fourth major company to resign from the Chamber of Commerce‘s due to their climate change denial. The first three are utilities, PG&E, Exelon, and NME. They could have financial motives for doing so even as they also have made major moves towards renewable energy.
However, Nike has no financial motive here. They genuinely, and rightfully, oppose the Chamber’s deranged call for a new “Scope’s trial” on global warming.
“They don’t have the science to support the endangerment finding,” Bill Kovacs, the chamber’s vice president for environment, regulatory and government affairs, said in an interview. “We can’t just take their word for it.”
Hey Bill. Trials are supposed to be about finding the truth through impartial methods. Not trying to force your predetermined conclusion as truth. And one more thing, they do have the science to support it. You don’t. And you know it.
Of course, this is simply about money. The Chamber of Commerce doesn’t want business to accept any responsibility or spend a dime to stop climate change, a sickeningly selfish, self-centered, and irresponsible position.