Monday, March 22, 2010

Best Buy Splits With Chamber Of Commerce Over Climate

Yet another major U.S. business has publicly split with the science-denying U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its opposition to passing clean energy and climate reform.

Best Buy, which has been named "Corporation of the Year" and one of America's "Most Admired Companies" by Forbes and Fortune magazines, put out a statement last Thursday saying that the Chamber -- which was roundly criticized for calling for a "Scopes monkey trial" of climate science last year -- has never spoken for Best Buy when it comes to climate policy:
Best Buy has stated that we are supportive of comprehensive climate change legislation and working to move toward a low carbon economy. With regard to the Chamber’s climate initiatives, the Chamber has not spoken for Best Buy on these issues. We have shared our views with the Chamber and will continue to do so. Best Buy’s commitment to sustainability aligns with global interests in addressing climate change.
It's just the latest in a string of humiliations for the Chamber, which has placed itself squarely in opposition to American innovation and building a clean energy economy that cuts carbon pollution and creates new jobs.