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Toledo Blade Op-Ed: ALEC Doesn’t Reflect Business Support for Climate Action

JANUARY 2015: The Blade, a newspaper based in Toledo, OH, recently published an opinion piece by Trillium’s Director of Shareholder Advocacy, Jonas Kron.
Jonas writes:
“In the past few months, companies such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Yelp, Yahoo, and Occidental Petroleum have said they will no longer be members or supporters of the American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC, an organization of more than 2,000 conservative state lawmakers and corporations. These companies join about 90 others that have cut their ties to ALEC.
Climate change and clean energy are among the central issues that are causing this rethinking, which reflects a growing division between companies and some groups that supposedly represent their interests…”
You can read the entire column here.


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