Apple gets it

Discussion in 'Environment' started by Old Rocks, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Old Rocks

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Oct 31, 2008
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    Portland, Ore.
    The row over the US Chamber of Commerce's opposition to proposed carbon legislation shows no signs of abating, after Apple yesterday became the first consumer brand to quit the trade group over its climate-sceptic stance.

    In a letter to the Chamber's president, Thomas J Donohue, Apple vice president Catherine Novelli offered a damning assessment of the Chamber's efforts to block proposed US climate legislation.

    "Apple supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions, and it is frustrating to find the Chamber at odds with us in this effort," she wrote, adding that as a result, the company had "decided to resign our membership effective immediately ".

    Apple joins US energy firms Pacific Gas and Electric, PNM Resources, and Exelon, all of which have announced that they will not be renewing their membership of the group as a result of its stance on climate legislation.

    In addition, Nike announced last week that it was quitting its post on the board of the Chamber in protest at its position, but would remain a member so that it could continue to lobby for a change in policy at the group.

    The mini exodus of firms was sparked last month when the Chamber's vice president for environment, technology and regulatory affairs, William Kovaks, called for a series of public hearings on the science the Environmental Protection Agency used to justify its recent decision that carbon dioxide represents a health risk and can be regulated under the Clean Air Act.
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  2. Andrew2382

    Andrew2382 Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2008
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    just another reason I don't buy apple products...that and they are shitty

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