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Exelon Quits Chamber Of Commerce Over Climate Change Legislation

The Huffington Post   Jenna Staul First Posted: 11/29/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:10 PM ET

John Rowe

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has lost another member because of its opposition to climate change legislation, reports the Washington Post.

The nation's largest nuclear power generator, Exelon, has announced it will leave the nation's largest business association. John Rowe, chairman and chief executive for the company, said "inaction on climate is not an option" in a speech at an energy efficiency conference.

From the Post:

"If Congress does not act, the EPA will, and the result will be more arbitrary, more expensive and more uncertain for investors and the industry than a reasonable, market-based legislative solution."

Exelon is not alone in dropping its Chamber of Commerce membership. New Mexico's Public Service Company and Pacific Gas and Electric have also quit, both citing the Chamber's stance on climate change legislation.

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