Chamber of commerce left climate bills off scorecard

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce did not include climate and clean energy legislation it endorsed in its 2019 legislative scorecard, undermining its claim to support climate action, NPR reported.

A new analysis from the World Resources Institute found that although the Chamber has endorsed legislation on energy efficiency, battery research, lower-emissions industrial technology, cleaner power plants and nuclear energy, almost none of those bills were included on its legislative scorecard. The omissions allowed several members of congress who deny that humans are causing climate change to rate very highly according to the Camber’s evaluation.

The only climate-friendly bill endorsed by the Chamber that was included in the scorecard called for research into carbon capture technology. The Chamber did score Green New Deal, which it opposed.

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