Big Business and Climate Change

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Corporate America is divided on the issue of global warming. Apple and three big utilities -- Exelon, PNM Resources and PG&E -- have resigned from the US Chamber of Commerce because it opposes government efforts to reduce greenhouse gases. Nike, General Electric and Johnson & Johnson are still members, but have declared that the Chamber does not represent their views on climate change. Will regulations that raise costs for some create profits for others? Will shareholders pay any price for going green? Is there profit to be made from proposed laws designed to protect the environment? 

Credits

Guests:
Anne Kelly - Director of Governance Programs, Ceres, Steven Milloy - Adjunct Scholar, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Joel Bakan - Professor of Law, University of British Columbia, Peter Firestein - corporate consultant

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Karen Radziner, Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper