U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters Designated a “Global Warming Crime Scene”
Yesterday, members of Greenpeace sent their own emergency response team to the scene of an environmental crime: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters. They declared the building a “Climate Policy Hostage Area,” and a “Global Warming Crime Scene.”
Greenpeace activists arrived in climate emergency vehicles, including squad cars from the “Climate Crime Unit” and an ambulance from the “Climate Emergency Response Unit.” Ascending 25-foot ladders, they wrapped the building with yellow caution tape. In a statement, Greenpeace statement detailed the charges against the U.S. Chamber: misleading the public about climate change, stalling action on climate protections and energy legislation and holding the international climate talks hostage. While the Chamber claims to support climate and clean energy legislation, it spends millions of dollars lobbying against any proposed bills.