1993 GCC “The United States versus European Community” Report

This 1993 Global Climate Coalition (GCC) document is a summary of a report comparing “the environmental policies and standards of the United States and the EC [European Community].” The actual report is not included in this document.

The “Key Findings” of the report claim that U.S. environmental standards are “in many cases more stringent than the EC.” It also asserts the U.S. has “achieved a cleaner environment” and that “the U.S. is allocating a substantially greater share of its GDP to environmental protection than the EC.”

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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