Apple Quits Chamber of Commerce
Apple this week took a another step towards raising its environmentalist profile, resigning from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in a dispute over the chamber's stance on climate change legislation.
According to a letter sent from Apple to the Chamber, the company disagrees with the group's opposition to EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. Several other companies have recently taken a similar step, although Apple is the first major CE manufacturer to quit the chamber.
"As a company, we are working hard to reduce our own greenhouse gas emissions by relying on renewable energy at our facilities and designing more energy-efficient products for our customers," Apple's worldwide president of government affairs, Catherine Novelli, wrote in the letter to the Chamber's president and CEO, Thomas Donahue.