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"Why Won’t American Business Push for Action on Climate?"

Author: Marc Gunther, in Yale 360, Published on: 22 February 2017

Original publication date: 16 Feb 2017

...[A]s President Trump prepares to back away from the Paris climate agreement, roll back the Obama administration’s signature climate change initiatives, and appoint an Environmental Protection Agency administrator who has repeatedly fought the agency, the leaders of corporate America have for the most part been muted or silent...

...Meantime, as the political winds have shifted rightwards, so have campaign contributions from corporate political action committees (PACs). In 2016, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and Google — all of which had previously favored Democratic congressional candidates over Republicans — donated more money to Republicans than Democrats. Congressional Republicans have united to oppose plans to regulate the greenhouse gases that cause climate change since 2008.

[also refers to Apple, Nike, Bridgestone]

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Related companies: Amazon.com Apple Bridgestone Facebook Google (part of Alphabet) Microsoft Nike