1997 GCC “Impacts on Trade and Competitiveness From Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emission Restrictions”

This Global Climate Coalition (GCC) document titled, “Impacts on Trade and Competitiveness from Proposed Greenhouse Gas Emissions Restrictions,” argued against carbon emission controls and claimed that the impact of emissions on global warming was unclear. In the publication, GCC stated:

“Imposing near-term goals to stabilize or reduce carbon emissions would weaken the U.S. economy and cripple the nation’s competitiveness in the global marketplace. Given the uncertainties about the impact of carbon emissions on global climate change, a more studied approach to the development of these greenhouse gas mitigation policies should be adopted.”

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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