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24 Apr 2017

Public Citizen

NGO letter urges Pepsi to cease funding US Chamber of Commerce

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We are writing you to urge that PepsiCo cease funding the United States Chamber of Commerce...[which] 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... Many large companies such as Apple, Pacific Gas & Electric, Exelon, and CVS have already considered the repercussions of the Chamber's reactionary agenda on their brands and businesses and chosen to publicly leave the Chamber. Many other Fortune 500 companies have quietly left the Chamber as well... PepsiCo has made several commitments related to the fight against climate change... We urge you to join these companies in reconsidering the nature of your relationship with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its hyper-partisan anti-climate agenda.