To: Google Chairman Eric Schmidt

Tell Google to Quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Now that Google has at last severed its ties with ALEC, you should also leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – another Big Business front group that undermines progress on climate change to prop up the profits of dirty energy corporations.

Why is this important?

Here’s what Google Chairman Eric Schmidt recently told NPR’s Diane Rehm:

“Everyone understands climate change is occurring. And the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place. And so we should not be aligned with such people. They're just literally lying.”

Schmidt was talking about Google’s better-late-than-never decision to disassociate from the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a far-right group that pushes polices benefitting dirty energy industries and undermining progress on climate change.

But Google is still a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which – as the leading shill in Washington, D.C., for Big Business – does even more than ALEC to perpetuate polluters’ profits while humanity’s very survival is threatened by irrefutable climate change.

If Google “should not be aligned with” ALEC, it should not be aligned with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce either.