Chamber of Commerce Supports Climate Legislation! (Or Not … )
Environmentalists woke up to a welcome surprise this morning, as The New York Times and other outlets reported that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — arguably the most powerful opponent of cap-and-trade legislation — had pulled a 180 and decided to support a climate bill. Climate blogger Adam Siegel proclaimed it “good news for America” and praised Chamber President Tom Donohue for being “strong enough to stand up in public to admit his errors and call for a new path forward.”
The only problem? The whole thing was a hoax.
TPM has compiled the relevant documents. They’re good for a chuckle.