USA: While more big corporations support climate change bills, oil industry still strongly opposes them

Author: Shane Ferro, Huffington Post (USA), Published on: 2 September 2015

“Why Big Corporations Like Gap And eBay Are Mobilizing Against Climate Change”, 27 Aug 2015

This week, California legislators received a pair of letters signed by dozens of corporations in support of two bills that would require the state to further reduce its greenhouse gas emissions through 2050. In both letters, the firms say tackling climate change is "one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century." Some of these companies…[include] Patagonia, the North Face and Ben and Jerry's. But there are also companies less well known for climate advocacy: Gap and the candy company Mars Inc. signed both letters. eBay and the LA-based homebuilding company KB Home each signed a letter, too…California could save $8 billion on health care costs related to respiratory illnesses like asthma if the state meets the goals for 2030 laid out in SB 350, according to Rachelle Reyes Wenger, the director of public policy and community advocacy at Dignity Health…The oil industry, on the other hand, has mounted firm opposition to both bills…[also refers to Proterra]

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Related companies: Ben & Jerry's (part of Unilever) eBay Gap KB Home Mars North Face (part of VF Corp) Patagonia Unilever VF Corp