Aspen Chamber votes to call out U.S. Chamber for global-warming policies

The Aspen Chamber Resort Association’s board of directors Tuesday voted 12-2 to take on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its questioning of global warming science and other policies it’s adopted that are aimed at thwarting climate-change legislation, according to the Aspen Times.

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The two dissenting votes came from board members who wanted to poll the Aspen Chamber’s membership before taking on the U.S. Chamber – an increasingly controversial organization that has been criticized by a number of Colorado businesses and seen a recent exodus of companies like Apple and Nike.

The Aspen Chamber, a member of the U.S. Chamber, adopted a resolution rejecting the national group’s policies and urging it to cease lobbying against climate change legislation. The board also voted to invite U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue to come to Aspen and explain his thinking.

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