US firms join alliance for climate action

20 January 2007 00:52  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--DuPont and BP America are among 10 US-based firms that will call on Monday for swift federal action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adopt climate-friendly technology.

The companies, along with four environmental organisations, have formed an alliance called the US Climate Action Partnership. On Monday, the group will announce its proposal, which includes a emissions cap and trade programme.

“Our goal is to help our nation create public policy that would act aggressively and sustainably to slow, stop and reverse the growth of greenhouse gas emissions,” the group said in a prepared statement made available on Friday to ICIS news.

Other companies involved include Alcoa, PG&E, Lehman Brothers, FPL Group, General Electric, Caterpillar, Duke Energy and PNM Resources.

The organisations involved in the alliance include the Environmental Defense, Natural Resources Defense Council, Pew Center on Global Climate Change and the world Resources Institute.

By: Joseph Lohan
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