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Top Companies Publicly Support Climate Action But Privately Support Climate-Denying ALEC: ima... th.bp #green #USRC

Top Companies Publicly Support Climate Action But Privately Support Climate-Denying ALEC: ima... th.bp #green #USRC

Some background on ALEC is probably in order first: ALEC proclaims itself to be for "limited government, free markets, federalism". According to Source Watch : ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve "model" bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board. (ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.) They fund almost all of ALEC's operations. Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across th...

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