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Posted Mon Feb 27 2012: from FOX News:
Al Gore's role in Apple's global warming policy questioned at shareholder event
Former Vice President Al Gore's positions on climate change came under fire at Apple's annual shareholders meeting on Thursday when a non-profit group accused Gore, an Apple board member, of using his position to influence Apple's public stand on global warming. Representatives of the conservative think tank National Center for Public Policy Research -- which holds shares in Apple -- said the consumer electronics giant's board should investigate whether Gore had influenced the company's decision in 2009 to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "We are concerned that Apple's policy on greenhouse gas regulations was developed to personally benefit a board member in violation of the Company's Business Conduct Policy," read the group's claim, emailed to shareholders prior to the meeting and labeled "Proposal No. 4." The group alleged that Gore's personal portfolio of energy and green-industry stocks stood to gain if the global warming policies he advocates become law. The proposal failed, having garnered a tiny fraction of stockholder votes. But Tom Borelli, director of the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project, told he stands by the proposal.
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