09.28.2010 0

Will USCAP Hold Together as Global Warming Schemes Collapse?

By Kevin Mooney — Is the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) starting to unravel?

Deere and Co. very quietly dropped out of this coalition earlier this year that includes green pressure groups and corporate sellouts to big government. The company, which is the world’s largest manufacturer  of farm machinery, decided to leave the coalition in May because the group’s legislative strategy “no longer served as a foundation for moving forward” with global warming regulation, Ken Golden, a spokesman for the company, was quoted as saying in other press reports. “We came to the conclusion that Deere had other opportunities to be involved in climate change initiatives.”

USCAP played a key role in securing passage of the Waxman-Markey “cap and trade” bill earlier this year. But it has stalled in the U.S. Senate and may not move anytime soon. An organization that deserves credit and recognition here is the Free Enterprise Project, which coordinated a very successful advocacy campaign aimed against companies that pursue “cap and trade.”

TimesCheck.com has reported previously on other companies that have dropped out of USCAP. As economic realities settle in, it is evident that this partnership is becoming untenable.

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