ALEC Doesn't Deny Climate Change

Global Warming Debate Rages
Global Warming Debate Rages

As the highly charged debate over climate change rages, one conservative group is fighting back with claims they are being unfairly misrepresented in the media.

In early March, The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) sent a cease and desist letter to the environmental group, Common Cause, demanding the group retract its assertion that ALEC denies climate change. The letter cites numerous examples where Common Cause made such statements in articles and blogs on its website.

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In the letter to Common Cause, attorneys go on to clarify: “ALEC’s position is clear. ALEC does not deny climate change.”

ALEC has been involved in hotly contested political issues for a long time, but there is speculation that this action is because the group recently lost many high-profile corporate sponsors, who are distancing themselves from companies who are at odds with mainstream science.

Common Cause responded swiftly that it will not comply with any of ALEC’s requests.

ALEC’s demands and legal threats are an effort to shut down debate about its policies and matters of national importance. They seek to chill our right to advocate for the public interest,” said Miles Rapoport, President of Common Cause. “It won’t work.