Submitted by Bob Burton on
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a California-based power utility, has resigned from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over what the utility's chairman and CEO, Peter Darbee, describes as "fundamental differences" over climate change policy. PG&E's resignation was sparked by moves by the Chamber of Commerce to challenge a determination by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that greenhouse gases from motor vehicle emissions endanger public health and welfare. In a letter to the chamber, Darbee wrote, "We 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. In our opinion, an intellectually honest argument over the best policy response to the challenges of climate change is one thing; disingenuous attempts to diminish or distort the reality of these challenges are quite another." PG&E supplies power from gas, nuclear, renewable energy and some coal-fired sources.
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My, my! What's happened
My, my! What's happened here? Wouldn't it be nice if this were the new fad among all corporations? Truth and science based facts rule the debate??? What will the neo-cons do? What will they have to talk about? I'm going to print and frame this!