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24 Apr 2017

Public Citizen

NGO letter urges Gap to cease funding US Chamber of Commerce

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We are writing you to urge that Gap cease funding the United States Chamber of Commerce...Gap has made several commitments related to the fight against climate change. It has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2020, signed the CERES Climate Change Declaration, the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers' Principles, and declarations in favor of both the Clean Power Plan and the Paris Agreement... The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is doing everything it can to block efforts to combat climate change... It opposes the Paris Agreement that you publicly support, is suing to block the implementation of the Clean Power Plan, consistently lobbies against legislation aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and spends millions of dollars in money on elections ads urging voters to back candidates who support the fossil fuel industry and oppose efforts to combat climate change...The Chamber’s agenda is bad for the planet and its secret money political spending is bad for a transparent democracy.