Aspen CEO Travels to White House to Help Push Climate Legislation

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on June 26, 2009 3:48 pm

Ice Cube once rapped “I never had dinner with the President.”  Well, the rap legend has nothing on Aspen Skiing Company’s CEO Mike Kaplan.  A group of business leaders, including Mr. Kaplan, have been invited to the White House to help push through strong climate and clean energy legislation.  Their arrival timed with an important House vote on the Waxman/Markey bill.

Kaplan commented on the special invite, “”We are honored to be included in this group and we appreciate the Administration’s leadership on this issue.  Climate change is the most significant long term threat to the ski industry and we have already begun to see the impacts of global warming on our mountain environment. In the Roaring Fork Valley alone thousands of people’s jobs depend directly upon winter sports. We urge Congress to take significant action now to control future emissions and to ensure we save snow and the economic viability of mountain resorts like Aspen for current and future generations.”

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