1999 GCC Members and State Leaders Climate Legislation and NAM Panel Memo

This 1999 Global Climate Coalition (GCC) memo detailed the contents of the Murkowski/Hagel bill and upcoming National Association of Manufacturers panel on voluntary greenhouse gas mitigation. 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 memo and press release presented the contents of the Energy and Climate Policy Act, a conservative answer to the Kyoto Protocol. Senators Frank Murkowski (R-AK), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Pat Roberts (R-KS), Robert Byrd (D-WV), and Mike Enzi (R-WY) were all co-sponsors of the bill.

The press release explained that the act would have a more “long term, technology-based, global effort,” than the Kyoto Protocol, which is described as having “narrowly applied and short term emissions reductions targets.” Additionally, the act promoted “voluntary efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

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

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