Oil giant Shell is said to have ended its ties with the market lobby group the American Legislature Exchange Council (ALEC).
The company said the move was as a result of their climate change stance being “inconsistent” with their own.
A spokesman said:”While we engage with a number of organisations on selected, and often complex, energy topics, we don’t always agree on every position adopted by these organisations.
“ALEC advocates for specific economic growth initiatives, but its stance on climate change is clearly inconsistent with our own.
“As part of an ongoing review of memberships and affiliations, we will be letting our association with ALEC lapse when the current contracted term ends early next year.”
The move has been welcomed by environmental groups who have called on businesses backing cuts on carbon emissions to distance themselves from lobby groups who oppose any reductions on
The move comes at the same time as Shell moves back into drilling in the Arctic after a three year hiatus.