“Apple Inc. is pulling out of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of the chamber’s strident criticism of plans to reduce U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions, the computer giant said Monday,” David A. Fahrenthold reports for The Washington Post.
“In a letter to the chamber of commerce’s president, Apple vice president Catherine Novelli wrote that ‘Apple supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions, and it is frustrating to find the Chamber at odds with us in this effort.’ As a result, Novelli said, ‘we have decided to resign our membership effective immediately,'” Fahrenthold reports.
“Last week, the group’s president, Thomas J. Donohue, said in a statement that his group supports ‘strong federal legislation’ to protect the climate. But he said legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives — which would use a ‘cap and trade’ system to lower the cost of reducing emissions — was flawed because it does not require other polluting countries to act, and does too little to spur U.S. investment in green technologies,” Fahrenthold reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: Green is the new black. In other words, being perceived as “green” is good for Apple’s business; so good, evidently, that they don’t mind looking like they back a sham.
Note: We support the wise regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.