PG&E Leaves Chamber Over Climate Stance

Law360, New York (September 23, 2009, 1:44 PM EDT) -- Indicating a growing rift among businesses in dealing with climate issues, California-based Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pulled out of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, citing “fundamental differences” with the business group’s battle against legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

PG&E Chairman Peter Darbee told the Chamber of Commerce in a letter that the utility was withdrawing its membership because it disagreed with the organization’s stance on climate change, according to PG&E’s blog, which published excerpts of the letter Sept. 22.

“We find it dismaying...
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