And Then There Were None? – General Motors becomes the latest corporate member to withdraw from the Global Climate Coalition

And Then There Were None? – General Motors becomes the latest corporate member to withdraw from the Global Climate Coalition – Brief Article

Reed McManus

The Global Climate Coalition, which calls itself “a voice for business in the global warming debate” is running out of choir members. In March, General Motors became the last of the Big Three automakers to abandon the trade group, whose public-relations campaigns are designed to cast doubts on evidence that the earth is getting hotter because of the buildup of carbon dioxide and other gases in the atmosphere. Other evacuees include BP Amoco, Shell, Texaco, Dow Chemical, and The Southern Company, one of the nation’s largest energy suppliers.

The coalition’s response? GCC Executive Director Glenn Kelly said his group is “restructuring” and will no longer “allow” individual corporations to join. Instead, membership will be limited to trade associations.

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