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Exelon Announces It Is Leaving US Chamber of Commerce

Pete Altman - Climate Campaign Director, Washington, D.C., NRDC
Posted on Tuesday 29th September 2009

Word is just in that Exelon CEO John Rowe announced that Exelon will be leaving the US Chamber of Commerce. Exelon supports federal climate legislation, and joins PG&E and PNM Resources in leaving the US Chamber.

Rowe made the announcement during a speech this morning at the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy, according to folks who were at the event.

Exelon issued a formal press release on this, announcing that "Exelon will not be renewing its membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce due to the organization's opposition to climate legislation."

***This post originally appeared on the NRDC Switchboard.

Pete Altman is the Climate Campaign Director for NRDC. NRDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the environment, people and animals. NRDC was founded in 1970 and is comprised of more than 300 lawyers, scientists and policy experts, with more than one million members and e-activists.

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