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Articles by Peter Altman

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

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  • 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 whether the letter reflects a real change in the Chamber’s position.  While we welcome the U.S. Chamber’s desire to sound […]

  • 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 that is hurting the organization’s credibility. But don’t take my word for it. Others are making the same observation.  Fortune Magazine […]

  • 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 Unlikely Hero for Climate Protection; Calls for Global Powers for Congress In a surprising departure from its century long-fight for […]

  • 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 issued a statement criticizing the Chamber’s stance on global warming. Kate Galbraith at the New York Times reported on the […]