Uber tries to distance itself from the anti-environmental lobbying group to which it definitely still belongs
Recently, we asked transportation company Uber if it remains affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a controversial Washington D.C. lobbying group with a long history of vigorously opposing climate action.
An emailed response from company spokesperson Brooke Anderson stated, “Uber has been a member of the Chamber's tech committee but to be clear that doesn't mean we agree with all their projects or priorities.”
The U.S. transportation sector is the largest domestic contributor to climate change per the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is currently fighting a new regulation that would require all big companies to disclose their carbon emissions.
In 2009, Apple and several other large companies quit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over its climate policies.