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Chamber Of Commerce Witness Dodges Questions On Whether Climate Change Is Real

By Kate Sheppard

Karen Alderman Harbert, the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy testified at a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday focused on the Keystone XL pipeline. During the hearing, committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) asked Harbert about the Chamber of Commerce’s position on climate change.

The question came after Harbert stated, “If you are in support of the environment, you are in support of the pipeline” — a statement most environmental advocates would disagree with.

Menendez asked Harbert whether that means the Chamber considers itself “an environmentalist organization.” The …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green