The companies exposed include Best Buy, Target, General Mills, and Cargill. All four promised to make changes to business plans in order to protect the environment. According to theWashington Times, all four of the companies have been found to still be contributing to politicians who question the reality of climate change, calling it a hoax or an exaggeration.
According to MPR News, all four of the companies signed on as participants inthe American Business Act on Climate Pledge, which was enacted by the Obama Administration. The pledgers promised to make significant cuts in their levelsof water use, waste generation, and emissions.It has been revealed that all four companies combined to contribute approximately $300,000 to politicians who actually fight efforts to counter climate control.
The General Mills Political Action Committee reported that through September, they had given $100,000 to candidates who reject the widely accepted climate control narrative. General Mills officials explained their seemingly Janus faced actions by saying that the General Mills Political Action Committee is directed by its employees; not the company. They also explained that many of the politicians supported by the PAC are chosen because they represent areas in which the employees work and reside.
Best Buy, on the other hand, is a company that has their public advocacy in issues that affect the Best Buy bottom line.