Sierra Club's Mobile Partner Calls Out Apple's US Mobile Partner
I just received an email from the Sierra Club about a "special offer from our friends at CREDO Mobile." The email continues "Not only are they are the first mobile phone company to be certified by CarbonFund.org for offsets that cover the shipping and lifetime electricity use of their phones, but they give back to non-profit organizations like us and have worked with the Sierra Club in our efforts…" The Credo Mobile promotion in the Club email criticizes AT&T, exclusive US voice and data carrier for Apple's iPhone/iPad devices, for its contributions to anti-environmental politicians:
If you're an AT&T customer, you may not know that your phone company supports extremists like Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, who called global warming the "greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the America people," and Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, who urged President Obama to expand offshore oil drilling even after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Then there's AT&T recipient Rep. Gene Taylor of Mississippi, who downplayed the oil spill by describing it as "chocolate milk" and claimed "it is tending to break up naturally," even though this spill is on pace to become the worst oil disaster in U.S. history.
The Credo Mobile site features "AT&T's other coverage map…it would prefer you not to see: its network of right-wing contributions."
Disclaimer: Author is a Sierra Club member and uses Verizon, of which Credo says, "Since 2002, they've been a steady contributor to the Blue Dog Democrats, who have blocked, stalled and weakened climate change legislation."