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Shell leaves American Legislative Exchange Council over criticisms of lobbying group blocking climate action

Author: Cole Mellino, EcoWatch, Published on: 11 August 2015

“Shell Dumps ALEC as Oil Giant Prepares to Drill in Arctic”, 8 Aug 2015

…Shell has announced that it plans to leave the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an influential lobbying group that campaigns against effective climate change strategies. The oil company told RTCC ALEC’s stance on climate change is “clearly inconsistent with our own.”…[and said] in a statement, “We have long recognized both the importance of the climate challenge and the critical role energy has in determining quality of life for people across the world.” Many major tech companies including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Yelp have all publicly left the organization over its “climate disinformation spreading.”…That’s great news for the world’s sixth largest historical producer of industrial carbon emissions, but…[t]his is the same company that is moving forward with its plans to drill in the Arctic despite fierce opposition. Drilling for oil in the Arctic will contribute to more greenhouse gases in the atmosphere… [also refers to BP]

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Related companies: BP Facebook Google (part of Alphabet) Microsoft Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) Yahoo! (part of Verizon) Yelp