US Chamber of Commerce Loses 3rd Utility Company Over Climate Change Legislation
Pacific Gas and Electric, PNM Resources and most recently, Exelon, are three of the major utility companies that have pulled out from the United States Chamber of Commerce. The organization, known for its aggressive lobbying tactics, has been trying to block the recent climate bill, which barely squeezed through the US Congress in June. The group claims to support any pro-environment legislation, but not to the detriment of industry and increase the price of utilities.
A spokesperson from Exelon had confirmed that they had left the group because of the organization’s “opposition to climate legislation.” While the Chamber claims that they do not oppose the bill entirely, many other companies have expressed concern that while they [Chamber of Commerce] claim to support environmental policies, many of the members are leaving because of the differences between what they say to the public and what they do. Read the full article here