The flow of companies distancing themselves from the US Chamber's extremist positions on climate isn't slowing down. Today, E&E News' Michael Burnham reports,
Royal Dutch Shell PLC Chairman Jorma Ollila said today that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce does not represent his company's climate change policy position..."There is a disagreement between the Shell position ... and the chamber position," Jorma told reporters today. "Our position on climate change has become very clear."
Let's update the Chamber's Climate Credibility Crisis Counter:
Quit US Chamber over climate: Apple, Exelon, PNM Resources, PG&E, PSEG, Levi Strauss & Co.*
Quit US Chamber Board over climate: Nike.
Companies that say the US Chamber doesn't represent their views on climate: Johnson&Johnson, General Electric, Alcoa, Duke, Entergy, Microsoft, Toyota(?), Royal Dutch Shell.
Media outlets observing that the US Chamber is damaging its reputation and credibility: BusinessWeek, PRWeek, Fortune Magazine's Marc Gunther, Newsweek, LA Times.
Local Chambers distancing themselves from the US Chamber: San Jose Chamber of Commerce, Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
* UPDATE 11/12/09: Levi-Strauss informed us that the company did not leave the US Chamber over climate concerns, as Greenwire had reported.