White House announces American Business Act on Climate Pledge

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Monday the White House announced that thirteen of the largest American companies are joining the Obama administration to pledge to cut greenhouse gasses and fight climate disruption; it’s called the American Business Act on Climate Pledge.

The companies represent $1.3 trillion in annual revenue.

Brian Deese, senior advisor to the president, spoke in a conference call with reporters:

One company, the aluminum giant Alcoa, has plans outlined by their chief sustainability officer, Kevin McKnight:

Another company is Microsoft. This is their chief environmental strategist Rob Bernard:

Here’s the full conference call with questions from reporters: