In another blow to the corporate front group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), another internet powerhouse is leaving the pro-Big Business “bill mill”.
From Common Cause:
“We’ve decided to discontinue our membership in ALEC. We periodically review our membership in organizations and, at this time, we will no longer participate in the ALEC Task Force on Communications and Technology.”
This comes after recent departures of Microsoft, Google, Yelp, and, and Facebook.
When Google left, ALEC released a completely disingenuous response saying, in part, “ALEC believes renewable energy should expand based on consumer demand, not as a result of a government mandate.” What this statement neglects to point out is that, through their model legislation and intense lobbying efforts, ALEC actually interferes with the so-called free market by tipping the playing field in the direction of fossil fuel interests like coal, oil, gas, and other petroleum producers.…