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Microsoft aims to be greener, drops ALEC membership

CNET’s Dana Kerr reports that “the tech giant [has pulled out] of the conservative lobbying group that is known to have pushed legislation to block renewable energy development.” (Not to mention other terrible ideas – like the no consequences for opening fire law adopted by Florida and other states).