30 Mar '15, 4pm

BP quits @ALEC_States Tell @Shell to stop funding attacks on #climate science too

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (March 23, 2015) – BP confirmed today that it has stopped supporting the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group that routinely misrepresents climate science to U.S. state legislators, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Below is a statement by Peter Frumhoff, UCS’s director of science and policy and a former Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change lead author: “BP was right to leave ALEC, an important decision consistent with the company’s public acceptance of the scientific consensus on climate change. UCS President Ken Kimmell and I asked senior BP officials to take this step last fall. We are gratified that they have listened and that a growing number of people and groups are calling on fossil fuel companies to end their support for ALEC. "Oil companies need to play a more constructive role in the climate debate and cu...

Full article: http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/bp-leaves-alec-s...

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