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To: Employees of companies who are corporate members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - and all employees who believe in climate policy support and progress.
Corporate Members: Escape the U.S. Chamber of Commerce + Support Climate Policy Progress
Sign this petition urging corporate members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to stop obstructing climate policy by leaving the U.S. Chamber and leading on climate advocacy.
We call on companies who are members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to leave the Chamber and lead by calling out the trade association’s climate obstruction and advocating consistently and forcefully to counter its influence. Being a dues paying member and/or serving on the Chamber’s board of directors undermines a company’s climate reputation and directly bolsters and supports the Chamber’s obstruction of climate action.
That’s why I’m asking pro-climate dues-paying members to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and lead on climate policy.
Serving on the Chamber’s board of directors undermines a company’s pro-climate reputation, given its opposition to key policies like the Inflation Reduction Act and the EPA’s proposed limits on methane and power plant emissions. The Chamber even supported the Willow Project, which if completed would release 9.2 million metric tons of carbon pollution into the atmosphere each year. If companies remain in the Chamber, and don’t distance their company from these actions, they are complicit in this obstruction.
Pro-climate companies should publicly distance themselves from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s positions and statements that do not align with strong climate action and leadership. These companies should consistently and forcefully lobby for bold and just climate policies at the federal, state and local levels, align our political contributions with climate leadership and action, and lead pro-climate coalitions in advocating strongly for pro-climate policies.
Why is this important?
Pro-climate companies have an opportunity to lead the way when it comes to climate change. But first, they have to escape the influence of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber is one of the largest trade associations in the United States. Its members include corporations like Exxon, Shell, ConocoPhillips, and Chevron. It also has a long history of being anti-climate, spending millions lobbying against climate policy progress.
Most recently, the Chamber worked to block the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act, which invested $369 billion in clean energy and policies to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. The Inflation Reduction Act is our best shot at avoiding the worst impacts of climate change.
Several pro-climate companies, such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, are also members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. These companies are known for their climate forward initiatives, which conflict with the actions of the Chamber. Clearly, there’s a disconnect here.
To be climate leaders, these companies must stop their support for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s obstruction. It’s time for pro-climate companies to LEAVE the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and LEAD by lobbying for bold and just climate policies at the federal, state and local levels, aligning political contributions with climate leadership and leading pro-climate coalitions in advocating strongly for pro-climate policies. Tell pro-climate companies it’s time to ESCAPE THE CHAMBER.