FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mar. 31, 2016
Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary today condemned efforts by a coalition of attorneys general to criminally investigate companies that dispute the science behind climate change.
“This week’s announcement that a coalition of Democratic attorneys general are going to police an entire industry because they are ideologically opposed to a narrative about catastrophic climate change is a chilling and dangerous assault on free speech that truly violates the rule of law in American jurisprudence,” said BCA President and CEO William J. Canary. “The people who live in the 18 states these attorneys general represent should in turn be investigating this waste of their state’s resources for such blatant efforts to punish their political foes.”
Canary added, “This continues to be a familiar pattern in America where at every turn the current Administration has worked to cripple businesses and entire industries instead of promoting free enterprise, economic growth and creating jobs.”
The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.