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Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan, who notably reversed his stance on regulating carbon emissions in his fight for chair of the House energy committee earlier this year, has received an award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Upton is the winner of the “Spirit of Enterprise” award for, among other things, “standing firmly against overreaching regulations and job-destroying mandates.”
The U.S. Chamber is one of the groups Upton reportedly met with, along with Sen. James Inhofe, to craft a strategy to to block EPA regulation of greenhouse gases.
The Chamber gives Upton a score of 93% for voting along with their issues. But despite Upton’s turnaround on climate rules, that score is consistent with Chamber ratings from previous years.