Volvo to Leave National Mining Association Over Its Climate Change Policies

Volvo’s sustainability director called the National Mining Association’s lobbying efforts “quite crazy.”

📅   Fri December 18, 2015 - National Edition


The organization Greenpeace is reporting that Volvo said that the company would end its relationship with the National Mining Association after learning of the mining lobby group’s efforts against President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.
The organization Greenpeace is reporting that Volvo said that the company would end its relationship with the National Mining Association after learning of the mining lobby group’s efforts against President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

The organization Greenpeace is reporting that Volvo said that the company would end its relationship with the National Mining Association after learning of the mining lobby group’s efforts against President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Speaking to journalists with Swedish public broadcasting station SVT at the Paris climate change talks yesterday, Volvo’s sustainability director called the National Mining Association’s lobbying efforts “quite crazy” and said, “We have chosen to go out, because you made us aware of this. It was an easy decision, when we see how they express themselves.”

Volvo’s decision to leave the National Mining Association (NMA) was confirmed today by Kina Wileke, Senior Vice President of Volvo Group in an email to Greenpeace: “I can confirm that Volvo is leaving NMA. We do not share the NMA’s view on climate change nor their opinion about the politics on climate change driven by American policy. On the contrary, we support the US.”

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