Hey Google! Don't Fund ALEC's Evil!
Google's motto is "Don't Be Evil," but it has recently been revealed that Google is secretly funding one of the worst climate-denier groups in the world: the fossil-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, which argues that global warming is good for America and fights to kill renewable energy standards. Google has been a corporate leader in fighting climate pollution. Its support for liars like ALEC is a glaring mistake.
ALEC denies global warming is causing glaciers to retreat or sea level to rise. They’ve even argued “substantial global warming is likely to be of benefit to the United States.”
Google chairman Eric Schmidt has said: "You can lie about the effects of climate change, but eventually you'll be seen as a liar."
Since Susan Molinari took over Google's lobbying operations, the company has financed top members of the climate-denial machine, including the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and now ALEC. Tell Google: live up to your corporate values and don't fund evil.
Ref: Yelp, Facebook, and Google partner with ALEC, Salon.
Update 12/6: During ALEC's States & Nation Policy Summit in Washington DC, over 180,000 members of Sierra Club, SumOfUs, Roots Action, and the Center for Media and Democracy are joining our call for Google to drop ALEC.