1997 GCC Clinton Administration Draft Protocol Framework Statement

This document is a 1997 statement from John Shlaes, the Executive Director of the Global Climate Coalition (GCC), regarding the “U.S. Draft Protocol Framework” released that day by the Clinton Administration.

Shlaes urged the the Administration “to look before it leaps into an international agreement on global climate change,” stating that “the Administration has already committed itself to targets and timetables despite the fact that it has not yet completed its own analysis of the economic impacts of current climate change policy.”  

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.

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

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