Peter Altman

Pete is the Climate Campaign Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Every Day We Delay…

As the Gulf Coast oil disaster shows, America has a failed national energy policy. We need a new clean energy policy to break our addiction to oil, enhance our national security, limit carbon pollution and …

NYT: U.S. Chamber has not expressed support for any proposals to cap emissions

John Broder has an illuminating story in today’s New York Times, “Storm Over the Chamber” discussing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s climate crisis and how Thomas Donohue’s style exacerbates it. Tellingly, the story begins with …

How to Melt Glaciers and Influence People

API and ACCCE spend the big bucks

Coal companies and the nation’s biggest railroad association accounted for 50 percent of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity’s (ACCCE) $47 million budget in 2008, according to ACCCE’s tax return, E&E News reported on …

The U.S. Chamber needs to get its story straight

The U.S. Chamber seems to be going to great lengths these days persuade Congress that it really wants to help pass climate legislation. But a very different message is coming through its blogs, tweets, and …

Is the U.S. Chamber changing its tune on climate, or just its tone?

On Tuesday, the U.S. Chamber sent a letter to Sens. Boxer (D-Calif.) and Inhofe (R-Okla.) about the climate bill. It seemed to be singing a new tune on climate policy, leading Sen. Kerry to wonder …

Climate Controversy Damages Chamber's Reputation

The high-profile departures from the US Chamber because of its extremist stance on climate, the strong criticism from its own former members and the Chamber’s tone-deaf response to the situation are contributing to reputational damage …

US Chamber Calls for Global Powers for Congress

I couldn’t help wonder what kind of stories the Chamber hoped to generate with the statement it issued earlier today. So I leaned back, closed my eyes, and used my imagination: US Chamber Emerges as …

PNM Resources quits US Chamber board

In yet another blow to the prestige and credibility of the US Chamber of Commerce, PNM Resources announced that it had given up its seat on the US Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and …

Who's getting railroaded?

Is Chamber of Commerce prez biased on climate because of his ties to Union Pacific railroad?

Why is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on such a different page from its major members when it comes to climate change legislation?

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