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We recently applauded Apple for its new energy efficient 17″ MacBook, but news that the company wants to stifle shareholder requests to publish a Corporate Sustainability Report has overshadowed our praise.

The shareholder resolution was proposed by an environmental group called As You Sow, and asks for detailed information about toxins, recycling, greenhouse gases, and more. This past Wednesday, Apple’s board of directors asked shareholders to vote against the resolution.

The most disturbing part? Al Gore is on the board. The company claims, however, that “an additional report would produce little added value while requiring unnecessary time and expense”. While that may be true, CSR reports are produced by over 2,700 companies, including Apple competitors Dell, IBM, and HP. And if the company really has nothing to hide, producing such a report shouldn’t be an issue.

This isn’t the first time Apple has come under fire for its environmental practices—the company has previously been criticized by Greenpeace for withholding information about green policies.

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was formerly the editor of CleanTechnica and is a senior editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine, and more. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in publishing, organic farming, documentary film, and newspaper journalism. Her interests include permaculture, hiking, skiing, music, relocalization, and cob (the building material). She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.

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