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Exelon joins the backlash and quits the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Posted by Brittany Eddings at Oct 05, 2009 04:30 PM |
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Exelon, the country’s largest generator of nuclear power, was added to the list of major corporations to quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce...

Exelon, the country’s largest generator of nuclear power, was added to the list of major corporations to quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because of their antagonistic stance on climate legislation. Despite growing opposition in the business community, the Chamber continues to question the science the Environmental Protection Agency uses to regulate emissions.

Exelon’s chairman and chief executive, John Rowe supports market based Congressional action as a means to achieve energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions. Exelon is not alone in their refusal to accept inaction. Other major utility companies that have quit the Chamber include Public Service Company of New Mexico and Pacific Gas and Electric of California.

Business continues to back Congressional climate legislation for the sake of the environmental, economic and social success of our nation. The Senate’s Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act that came out on Wednesday is the next step towards realizing that goal. 

 

I read about this development in The Washington Post.

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