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Democrats recruit pro sports leagues to push climate agenda

Via Politico:

Democrats in Congress are recruiting a varsity squad of sports officials to help make the case for action on climate change.

Rep. Henry Waxman of California and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island are slated to meet Thursday with officials from most of the country’s major sports leagues, including Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and the National Football League.

They will discuss “the effects of climate change on sporting activities and the work these organizations are doing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions,” according to a statement. ...

Officials slated to attend the meeting include: Craig Harnett, senior executive vice president and CFO at the NHL; Adolpho Birch, senior vice president of labor policy and government affairs of the NFL; John McHale, chief information officer and executive vice president of administration of the MLB; Kathy Behrens, executive vice president of social responsibility and player programs of the NBA; and Desiree Filippone, managing director for government relations of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

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