ALEC says their position is misunderstood. We look forward to some clarification from them, ideally a forthright acceptance of the role of their members in climate change and a detailed proposal for reaching acceptable levels without the government standards they say are unfair, unworkable, or not cost-effective.
Royal Dutch Shell said Friday that it will end its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a state-level policy group, over its position on climate change.
“ALEC advocates for specific economic growth initiatives, but its stance on climate change is clearly inconsistent with our own,” Shell said in a statement Friday. “As part of an ongoing review of memberships and affiliations, we will be letting our association with ALEC lapse when the current contracted term ends early next year.”
Shell has previously acknowledged the existence of climate change and called for policy changes to confront it. In its statement, Shell said, “We have long recognized both the importance of the climate challenge and the critical role energy has in determining quality of life for people across the world.”
ALEC, though, has taken heat for pushing state policies against renewable fuels and questioning the science behind climate change.