More than just an election this week

I was a little pre-occupied this week so I’m late with this blog.
A little thing like an election sucked some energy out of me as it did most folks. But I was involved with some positive activities.

My declaration expressing support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate greenhouse gas was filed along with similar support messages from 38 other state agencies, conservation groups and business organizations, such as Small Business Majority and Mainstreet Alliance.

I, Frank Knapp, Jr., co-founder, president and CEO of The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, make this Declaration in support of the response filed by the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and other environmental intervenors in opposition to motions filed by various parties to stay various actions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relating to the control of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under the Clean Air Act. The purpose of this Declaration is to express The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce’s support for EPA’s decisions to move forward with controls on emissions of GHGs under the Act and to oppose motions to stay EPA actions in order to further delay implementation of the Act as to GHG emissions. Read more…

I also submitted a letter to the Internal Revenue Service in support of a citizen’s complaint against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

On behalf of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, I am writing to urge you to take prompt action on the letter filed on October 18, 2010 by U.S. Chamber Watch, the Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, and Corporate Ethics International. The letter describes a series of troubling transactions between the Starr Foundation, National Chamber Foundation (NCF), and U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and raises serious questions about whether these organizations knowingly structured their dealings to facilitate the covert use of charitable funds for significant non-charitable purposes – including electioneering by the U.S. Chamber and the payment of excessive compensation to its CEO, Tom Donohue – in violation of the federal tax rules. Read more…

It was a busy week.

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