Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said that Google joining the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was a "mistake", according to reports.
Schmidt made the comments Monday on the "The Diane Rehm Show" saying that Google had joined for "a political campaign for something unrelated" to climate change, according to Ars Technica. ALEC has been reported as saying that "human-created climate change could be beneficial and opposes environmental regulations," the report said.
Schmidt said that group attempting to deny climate change are "just literally lying." Previously, Google was mum after advocacy groups asked the tech titan to end its relationship with ALEC. ALEC also supports the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger and opposes net neutrality.