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Fox Business Network On Chamber Climate Hoax

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Published on Oct 19, 2009

http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/200... 10/19/09: Fox Business Network anchor Brian Sullivan reports that U.S. Chamber of Commerce has decided to support climate legislation, but updates live that upon checking with the chamber, the Reuters wire story appears to be wrong.

BRIAN SULLIVAN: Been a reversal on climate change from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Breaking news right now: Chamber of Commerce saying it will reverse its position on the climate change bill and wants a carbon tax, if you will, in the Senate bill on climate change. Remember, companies like Exelon and other power producers, primarily those of a nuclear side, left the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because the chamber opposed the climate change bill. Now, the chamber reversing its position. The reason that Exelon and others left is they said, well, this may be a tax on business, but we need to know what carbon is worth. they want to have more after set price.

All right, so, the U.S. Chamber is denying it now.

All right. So, maybe not. So apparently we just called the Chamber of Commerce, said, "Can you give us more comment on the headlines crossing?" And they're denying that they are changing their position on climate change legislation, trying to figure out where did the original headlines come from, Justin? Excuse me. All right, coming on the news wires here. Reuters news wire, speak to go my producer. Live TV, folks. So Reuters reporting that U.S. Chamber of Commerce will no longer oppose climate change legislation. We called them up moments ago and said apparently the headline on Reuters may be incorrect. A drama between Reuters and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on climate change legislation.

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