1993 GCC Supporting Voluntary Approach News Release

This document is a November 16, 1993 news release from the Global Climate Coalition (GCC) regarding the testimony of Jerry Jasinowski, chairman of the GCC and President of the National Association of Manufacturers, before the House Energy and Power Subcommittee. The 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.

Jasinowski stated that “the GCC does not believe that rigid targets and timetables for greenhouse gas reductions are called for” and praised President Clinton’s Climate Change Action Plan which he stated was “clearly superior to economically harmful government command-and-control policies.” Jasinowski also expressed support for Action Plan’s inclusion of joint implementation, an emissions reduction scheme the GCC lobbied the White House for in a letter to the President’s Chief of Staff sent earlier that year.

However, Jasinowski criticized the timetable for evaluation and policy review of the Action Plan. He states, “The administration should acknowledge that it will need to resolve scientific uncertainty with the same level of urgency as it does it plans to monitor and evaluate progress on the Action Plan.”

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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