A powerful Republican senator James Inhofe, an Oklahoma senator who calls global warming a hoax, told reporters late Friday that he and fellow Republicans on the environment and public works committee might refuse to participate. via The Observer.
As reported in HopeTracker, Republican opposition to climate change legislation is not rock-solid. Last week, a leading Republican senator, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, co-wrote with Massachusetts senator John Kerry a column in the New York Times in support of legislation.
While the US Chamber of Commerce has spent $35 million dollars lobbying for small business against climate change legislation, the world’s largest global conglomerates — including Walmart — are asking for legislation.
Nike and Apple recently resigned from or openly criticized from the US Chamber of Commerce over climate change legislation. The huge PG&E utility company resigned membership.
For all our international HopeTracker readers who care about the environment, don’t give up on us yet. Anne
See also: Apple, Nike and the U.S. Chamber Wall Street Journal
Rift between Obama and Chamber of Congress Widening Washington Post
Into the Lion’s Den: Emanuel to Speak at Chamber of Commerce Dinner (Nov. 4) Fox News