This Global Climate Coalition (GCC) backgrounder and corresponding biography reflect GCC Executive Director John Shlaes’ career. 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.
Shlaes was appointed to the position in 1992. He previously was director of government relations at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). EEI is a utility trade group behind climate denial efforts, notably its 1991 “Information Council on the Environment” media campaign.
The first copy below is undated, but in good condition. The second copy below has date information preserved from a fax or printer.
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