American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

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Washington DC, United States

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is actively opposed to any US action on climate change. ALEC opposes efforts to decrease carbon emissions as “politically infeasible and unenforceable”, rejects the need for climate regulations in the US and, in 2016-17, called on US President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. ALEC has organized climate change contrarians to speak at its events, created policies to question the science of climate change in schools, and in 2017 continued to disseminate misinformation about the science of climate change. ALEC designs ‘model bills’ to be adopted by lawmakers at state legislatures that oppose or weaken climate regulations at a state-level. These model bills include policies opposing carbon taxes, emissions trading schemes, renewable energy subsidies and tax credits for electric vehicles. ALEC has further produced model bills to prohibit the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions and in 2019, to significantly undermine the CAFE standards and California’s role in standard setting. ALEC strongly supports a high GHG energy mix and has advocated a expanded role for coal in the energy mix. ALEC strongly opposed the Clean Power Plan and in 2019 has advocated for weaker New Source Review standards.

Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency -2 -2 NA NS -2 -2 NA NA
Climate Science Stance -2 -2 NA -2 -2 NS NA NA
Need for Climate Regulation -2 -2 NA NS NS -1 NA NA
UN Treaty Support -2 -2 NA NS -1 NS NA NA
Transparency on Legislation 2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax -2 -2 NA NS -2 NS NA NA
Emissions Trading -2 -2 NA NS -2 NS NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards -2 NS NA -2 -2 NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation -2 -1 NA -2 -1 -1 NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -1 -1 NA -2 -1 NS NA NA
GHG Emission Standards -2 -1 NA -2 -2 NS NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships -1 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS