Release Date: Oct 19, 2009Contact: 888-249-NEWS
U.S. Chamber: Responds to Climate Change Press Hoax
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Communications and Strategy Thomas J. Collamore issued the following statement on the fake press activities today which muddled the Chamber's position on climate change:
"Public relations hoaxes undermine the genuine effort to find solutions on the challenge of climate change."
"These irresponsible tactics are a foolish distraction from the serious effort by our nation to reduce greenhouse gases. The U.S. Chamber believes that strong climate legislation is compatible with the goals of improving our economy and creating jobs. We continuously seek opportunities to engage in a constructive dialogue to achieve these goals."
"We will be asking law enforcement authorities to investigate this event. Beyond that, the Chamber will simply continue to focus on a positive vision for getting people back to work and growing our economy."
The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.
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