An interesting sign of the times today: Duke Energy quits the NAM because of the organization's opposition to regulating global warming gasses.
The NAM is one of the most powerful business lobbies in Washington and has consistently fought against even accepting global warming, let alone trying to do something about it. Duke is a huge utility and clearly not the kind of company that one would call Progressive. Still, they aren't stupid - and recognize that fixing global warming is as much an opportunity for profits as something to deny and fight.
So who is leading the NAM's rear-guard action? None other than our favorite ex Michigan shithead-in-chief, John Engler.