The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is famous for punishing officeholders and other political candidates who have the temerity to disagree with the Chamber's views. But what happens when the U.S. Chamber's own members and affiliates reject its "predictably stalwart" opposition to reasonable policies on climate change and green jobs? One "solution" is to try to pooh-pooh the problem, as Chamber staff have been doing over the last several days. Confronted with a story about Johnson & Johnson and Nike asking the Chamber to change its position on climate, Bill Kovacs, the Chamber's vice president for the environment, technology and regulatory …
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Pete is the Climate Campaign Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council.