This is a 1989 membership list of the Global Climate Coalition (GCC). The industry-funded GCC opposed greenhouse gas regulations through direct engagement and collaboration with affiliated climate deniers from 1989 to 2002. Its membership spanned across the automotive, utility, manufacturing, petroleum, and mining industries.
At its formation the, GCC was housed within the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), a group with a long history of advocating for the oil and utility industries. The small GCC team was organized with oil refinery Phillips Petroleum’s Tom Lambrix as Chairman, Southern Company’s J. Minter as government liaison, and a support staffer from NAM.
The GCC’s first members included fossil fuel companies, trade associations, and energy advocacy groups. Some of the founding trade association members included the American Gas Association, the American Petroleum Institute, the Edison Electric Institute, the National Coal Association, and the Petroleum Marketers Association of America.
Individual corporations were strongly represented as well, including oil majors Shell Oil Company, Texaco (now a part of Chevron), Amoco Corporation (now a part of BP), oil refiner and retailer ARCO (now a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum), coal miners BHP – Utah International and Peabody, and utilities American Electric Power and Pacific Gas and Electric.
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