Dozens of climate activists sent an open letter to the CEOs of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and others Thursday, urging them to remain true to their climate commitments and clear the way for Democrats' economic plan. The groups targeted these CEOs because they're members of the Business Roundtable, an industry group the conservationists argue has tried to "sabotage and gut" the plan, including its climate provisions.
"Now we are writing to you at a defining moment for our country and the planet," the letter reads. "We have a question for you, and you have a choice to make: Are you still in?"
Other tech CEOs who received the letter include the heads of Microsoft, Netflix, Salesforce, HP, Dell, PayPal and Workday.
The letter argues that the Build Back Better Act, which is currently being considered in Congress, would "put us on a clear path to cutting climate pollution in half by 2030." But the Business Roundtable and others are reportedly spending big on lobbying against the Democrats' plan. The letter is signed by groups including the League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club.
"There is no time to waste in distancing yourself from these efforts," the letter continues. "We are asking you to live up to your climate commitments when it matters the most."