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To ALEC or not to ALEC? That is the Question

Companies and associations across the country have long worked with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a free-market trade organization that facilitates relationships with legislators and their staff to advance model legislation across the country. Show More Summary

Google Quits Political Group That Opposed Climate Change Action

Google has announced it will terminate its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) over the organization's climate change position Google Quits Political Group That Opposed Climate Change Action was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Liberal groups critical of ALEC influencing laws, but not labor unions

By Adam Tobias, Wisconsin Reporter Stand Up to ALEC and other affiliated left-leaning groups opposed to the American Legislative Exchange Council bringing together lawmakers and private-sector representatives to draft model state-level legislation apparently don’t have any issues when labor unions participate in almost identical practices.

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and the Chamber of Climate Liars

"We should not be aligned with such people. They are just literally lying." That's what Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said in a recent interview with NPR's Diane Rehm about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an infamous...Show More Summary

WSJ 's Misleading Defense Of ALEC Doesn't Disclose Its Parent Company's Membership

The Wall Street Journal editorial board defended the corporate bill mill American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in an editorial whitewashing the organization's climate change denial and vindicating their one-sided attacks on renewable energy, without mentioning that the Journal's parent company News Corp. Show More Summary

High-Techs Abandon ALEC, Fossil and Tobacco Wolf In Business Suit

As Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Yelp and other high-tech Silicon Valley companies abandon the American Legislative Exchange Council ( ALEC ), a few facts need more emphasis to understand this wolf in business clothes, bringing “sample bills”...Show More Summary

Tech Companies Are Dropping ALEC En Masse

Which tech giant is quitting the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) this time? The post Tech Companies Are Dropping ALEC En Masse appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Political Fallout After Google Pulls Membership From Conservative ALEC, Accuses Org of 'Lying' About Climate Change

Executive chairman of Google Eric Schmidt reportedly created serious political fallout for a significant number of legislators Monday when he accused the prominent American Legislative Exchange Council of "literally lying" about climate change in explaining why the company is no longer a member of the organization.

Facebook Joins ALEC Exodus

Facebook looks to be the latest company to dump lobbying group American Legislative Exchange Council over its stance on climate change, according to media reports. On Monday, Google chairman Eric Schmidt said on a radio show that the search giant would cut its support to ALEC because the group was “literally lying” about climate change. […]

Facebook And Google To Leave ALEC Over Climate Denialism

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) may lose two prominent technology companies due to its denialism on climate change. Facebook and Google will apparently break with the conservative policymaking group over ALEC's position of, as Google Chairman Eric Schmidt put it, "literally lying" about climate change.

ALEC sees more losses as Facebook and Yelp jump ship, too

What began as a trickle in August has now become a flood as more tech companies abandon the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). On Wednesday, Facebook said it would no longer be supporting the conservative think tank. While the company didn't offer a specific reason for ending the relationship, the move came on the heels of […]

Google Dumps ALEC: They Are ‘Literally Lying’ About Climate Change

Google just officially ended its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) -- a shadowy right-wing organization that writes industry-friendly bills for conservative legislators to pass at the local, state and national level. In explaining

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The American Legislative Exchange Council has been around for over 4 decades but it really became powerful after the 2010 elections when Republicans gained control of state legislators.  ALEC represents everything that that populists like Theodore and Franklin  Roosevelt opposed.  Just yesterday Google announced it was leaving the organization: “The facts of climate change are [...]

Google Quits ALEC for Lying About Climate Change

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt today said it was a mistake for the company to support the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group that has said human-created climate change could be "beneficial" and opposes environmental regulations. Show More Summary

Google Executive Calls Climate Change Deniers ‘Liars’

Google has severed ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) over the conservative group’s views on climate change. A group of environmentalists, union activists, and liberal organizations have been pushing a host of companies to end relationships with ALEC, according to the Chicago Tribune. Show More Summary

Google Pulls Funding from Conservative Group for Stance on Global Warming

While on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt explained that Google had pulled funding from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) -- a conservative group -- because of their stance on global warming. Show More Summary

Google Drops Climate Change Denying Lobbying Group

Google will pull its financial support from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) because of the lobbying group’s support of climate change denial, chairman Eric Schmidt said yesterday on The Diane Rehm Show. Schmidt, in the radio interview, said Google had funded ALEC as part of a political campaign before deciding “that was some sort […]

Google chairman on ALEC: 'They’re just literally lying'

Eric Schmidt Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Monday that the company's participation in, and funding of, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was a "mistake," and that the organization's fight against climate legislation...Show More Summary

Why Did Google Support ALEC, A Giant Organization That Denies Climate Change? (GOOG)

Google on Monday announced it would pull its support from The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) due to the organization’s ongoing denial of climate change. "The facts of climate change are not in question anymore, everyone...Show More Summary

A Neoliberal Coup: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

The following is a series of extracts from Mathieu Guerin’s chapter, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Wage Labour: The American Legislative Exchange Council and the Neoliberal Coup,” published in Good Intentions: Norms and Practices of Imperial Humanitarianism (Montreal: Alert Press, 2014), pp. Show More Summary

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