Nike Inc, Starbucks Corp and investor coalition Ceres are among the founding members of a new coalition calling for strong US climate and energy legislation in early 2009.Obama--is there anything he can't do? After all, the President-elect's committed to the issue; in June he promised his Presidency "was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal."
The group, named Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP), will lobby for policies that encourage energy efficiency, renewable energy use and green job creation, while discouraging higher-polluting technologies.
Other founding members of BICEP include Levi Strauss & Co, Sun Microsystems Inc and Timberland Co.
"These companies have a clear message for next year's Congress: move quickly on climate change and create a prosperous green economy and green jobs at the same time," Ceres President Mindy Lubber, said in a statement released Wednesday.
Still, that's not as impressive as the power President Bush already deployed to change the weather (see page 45).
(via November 20th JunkScience)