"Politics: House Targets Climate Voices With Hidden Provision"

"Congress passed a major piece of financial legislation yesterday that climate advocates say threatens their ability to pressure corporations to address environmental risks.

A provision making it more difficult to introduce shareholder resolutions, a growing avenue of climate advocacy, is a small element of the sprawling bill, and several lawmakers seemed unfamiliar with its impacts.

'It would kill all shareholder resolutions, essentially,' said Josh Zinner, CEO of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a network of long-term investors.

The House passed 233-186 the 'Financial CHOICE Act,' a banking bill introduced by Republicans to replace the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act."

Benjamin Hulac reports for ClimateWire June 9, 2017.

Source: ClimateWire, 06/12/2017