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    Defections Shake Up Climate Coalition

    Three big companies quit an influential lobbying group that had focused on shaping climate-change legislation, in the latest sign that support for an ambitious bill is melting away.

    Oil giants BP PLC and ConocoPhillips and heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. said Tuesday they won't renew their membership in the three-year-old U.S. Climate Action Partnership, a broad business-environmental coalition that had been instrumental in building support in Washington for capping emissions of greenhouse gases.

    The move comes as debate over climate change intensifies and concerns mount about the cost of capping greenhouse-gas emissions.
    BP, ConocoPhillips and Caterpillar Pull Out of Climate Partnership - WSJ.com

    Not a big shock, as the Obama agenda unravels, business is bailing. Makes sense and I expect we'll see more to come.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Defections Shake Up Climate Coalition

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    BP, ConocoPhillips and Caterpillar Pull Out of Climate Partnership - WSJ.com

    Not a big shock, as the Obama agenda unravels, business is bailing. Makes sense and I expect we'll see more to come.
    You sure these companies were on the pro-environment side? Health insurance lobbyists are getting heavily involved in healthcare reform. (to the tune of millions per day spent)

    Something tells me they're trying to shape the bill into something better for their business.
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    Re: Defections Shake Up Climate Coalition

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    BP, ConocoPhillips and Caterpillar Pull Out of Climate Partnership - WSJ.com

    Not a big shock, as the Obama agenda unravels, business is bailing. Makes sense and I expect we'll see more to come.
    Guess you didn't read the whole story --

    Spokesmen for ConocoPhillips and BP said the companies still support legislation to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, but believe they can accomplish more working outside USCAP's umbrella. Caterpillar said it plans to focus on commercializing green technologies.
    Oops...

    Still supporting the lobbying group are:

    AES
    Alcoa
    Alstom
    Boston Scientific Corporation
    Chrysler
    Deere & Company
    The Dow Chemical Company
    Duke Energy
    DuPont
    Environmental Defense Fund
    Exelon Corporation
    Ford Motor Company
    FPL Group
    General Electric
    General Motors Corporation
    Honeywell
    Johnson & Johnson
    Natural Resources Defense Council
    The Nature Conservancy
    NRG Energy
    PepsiCo
    Pew Center on Global Climate Change
    PG&E Corporation
    PNM Resources
    Rio Tinto
    Shell
    Siemens Corporation
    World Resources Institute

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    Re: Defections Shake Up Climate Coalition

    cap and trade is dead

    international climate accords are dead

    moment of (frozen) silence?

    ...

    that's good enough

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