President Barack Obama hosts CEO roundtable at the White House in Washington

U.S. companies tout climate policies, fund climate skeptics

President Barack Obama hosts CEO roundtable at the White House in WashingtonBy Richard Valdmanis and Grant Smith BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. companies that have expressed the most fervent public support for President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda are also funding its biggest enemies – the scores of U.S. lawmakers who are climate change skeptics and oppose regulation to combat it, according to a Reuters review of public records. Ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential and congressional elections, the donations from companies including PepsiCo, Dupont, and Google reveal a disconnect between how these companies present themselves to the public on environmental issues, and how they manage their political contributions to support business-friendly policy.

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