U.S. Chamber hears dissent over its opposition to greenhouse gas legislation


Colorado mountain economic leaders met Tuesday in Aspen with a representative of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, pushing the chamber to change its stance on legislation to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

Some companies feel the chamber's lobbying in Washington, D.C., is "very obstructive to any legislation going through," said Debbie Braun, president of the 866-member Aspen Chamber Resort Association, which opposes the U.S. Chamber's stance and met with its regional director.
… Such rifts in Colorado and around the country are becoming common as business leaders weigh whether limits on greenhouse-gas emissions — under discussion in Congress — would help or hurt the economy.

…Three Colorado companies — including New Belgium Brewing — recently quit the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce because of its alignment with the U.S. Chamber.