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 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.
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.
"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
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
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
Silicon Valley distances itself from the American Legislative Exchange Council
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.
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 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. […]
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.
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 […]
On Monday, Google announced it was breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council. Now Facebook might follow suit.
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
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 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 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
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 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 is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said Monday.