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Apple Quits Chamber of Commerce

Expect to hear a lot of jokes about “green apples” over the next few days. Joining Nike, Exelon and PG&E, Apple left the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Monday over the group’s conservative attitude toward climate change and opposition to the EPA’s attempts to reduce greenhouse gases. Catherine A. Novelli, the company’s vice president of world-wide government affairs, wrote that Apple “supports regulating greenhouse gas emissions” and described the Chamber’s stance as “frustrating.” The business group recently called for a “21st-century Scopes trial” to determine the truthfulness of climate change.