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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) are pressing Google, Facebook and Microsoft over their sponsorship of a conference that featured participation by climate change skeptics.
Ocasio-Cortez and Pingree in a letter to the tech firms’ CEOs accused the giants of compromising their records on sustainability with their “implicit support” of the LibertyCon, a conference that took place earlier this month in Washington, D.C.
The article goes on to state the following:
CO2 Coalition at the conference handed out informational pamphlets casting doubt on climate science, Mother Jones reported. It co-sponsored the event alongside Google, Facebook and Microsoft.
“We are writing to you today in light of the important role that your companies play as we prepare to take comprehensive action on climate change,” Pingree and Ocasio-Cortez, who are championing the issue of climate change as a priority in the 116th Congress, wrote in the letter addressed to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
We cannot allow the financing of misinformation campaigns to shape our democracy.
We can disagree on policy, but climate change is real. Period.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 28, 2019
Corporations can’t be complicit in denying climate change. @Facebook, @Microsoft, & @Google have made public commitments to reduce emissions, but their sponsorship of a conference where climate change denial was promoted is dangerous and troubling to me & @AOC. Read our letter ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/0bLBcxW7Hf
— Chellie Pingree (@chelliepingree) January 28, 2019
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