1993 GCC “Ill-Considered Climate Change Policies Could Hurt Competitiveness and Environment” News Release

This 1993 Global Climate Coalition (GCC) News Release covered the GCC’s testimony before the House Subcommittee on Economic Policy, Trade and the Environment. GCC Chairman Michael Baroody, who was also the VP of the National Association of Manufacturers at the time, told the congressional body that “command and control measures, such as targets and timetables, are unnecessary and should be avoided in any national action plan” to address climate change.

The News Release also cast doubt on climate change science and recounted that, “Since scientists are still far from certain that man-made greenhouse gases are contributing to global climate change, Baroody suggested that these massive economic dislocations might, in the end, be totally unnecessary.”

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.

This document is part of the private collection of Nicky Sundt, a Washington-based climate change science, policy and communications expert.

Interested in more GCC documents? See more in the full Global Climate Coalition collection.

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