CREDO urges tech leaders to follow Elon Musk's example and quit Zuck's FWD.us group

On Friday, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk quit FWD.us, the advocacy group formed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, after the group’s subsidiaries funded ads for conservative Senators touting their support for the Keystone XL pipeline and oil drilling in Alaska. Musk’s decision to leave the group was first reported by Reuters.

Now CREDO, the advocacy arm of Credo Mobile, is urging other tech leaders, including Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman, and Kleiner Perkin’s John Doerr to “Follow Elon Musk’s example and resign from FWD.us.”

“These technology leaders can’t have it both ways,” says CREDO. “They can’t be for clean energy and action on climate change and fund conservative propaganda that promotes the Keystone XL pipeline and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.”

More than 32,000 people have signed Credo’s latest petition.

 

 

 

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Dana Hull covers clean technology and energy policy for the San Jose Mercury News. She often writes about electric vehicles, the smart grid, the solar industry and California energy policy, from RPS goals to Gov. Jerry Brown's big dreams for distributed generation.