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Google pulls out of conservative group amid environmentalist pressure
Google pulls out of conservative group amid environmentalist pressure

Google's effort to build strong alliances with Republican politicians and conservative advocacy groups is paying dividends on Capitol Hill but has created a growing marketing and public-relations headache for the company. Climate-change activists have shown up at shareholder meetings demanding that executives explain how the firm can, in good conscience, support lawmakers who deny that global warming is a threat. A fundraiser that the company held for Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), one of the most vocal climate-change skeptics in Congress, touched off a mini-rebellion among Google staff members, along with unwelcome media attention. And the Sierra Club and major unions, including...

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