Albany, N.Y. (AP) - A growing number of companies are quitting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its climate change policies.
The latest is a New York paper company. Mohawk Fine Paper says membership in an organization that has been critical of climate change legislation hurts its position as a business with a strong commitment to climate protection.
The business community is sharply divided on cap-and-trade climate bills before Congress.
The Chamber has seen a number of companies resign their memberships over the issue. Among the companies leaving are utilities such as the Public Service Company of New Mexico and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and manufacturers such as Apple Inc.
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