Climate Change and Environment

The Chamber strongly supports continued environmental improvements, including sensible approaches to addressing climate change.

Our Priorities

We believe that economic growth and environmental progress are not mutually exclusive goals.

To make further progress, we should be guided by what has already worked: gains in efficiency, new technologies, and the increased use of natural gas and renewable fuels.

 


Addressing Climate Change

The climate is changing and humans are contributing to these changes.

We believe that there is much common ground on which all sides of this discussion could come together to address climate change with policies that are practical, flexible, predictable, and durable. We believe in a policy approach that acknowledges the costs of action and inaction and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy.

The Path Forward on climate


Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressJun 16, 2021 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrator of the EPA's Office of Water

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the Nomination of Radhika Fox to be Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Water.

Letters to CongressJun 15, 2021 - 3:45pm

Coalition Letter on H.R. 2467, "PFAS Action Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce opposing H.R. 2467, the "PFAS Action Act."

Letters to CongressJun 09, 2021 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Nishida Nomination for EPA

This Hill letter was sent to members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the nomination of Jane Nishida to be Assistant Administrator for International and Tribal Affairs at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Letters to CongressJun 08, 2021 - 3:30pm

Coalition Letter on Resilience Provisions in STRA Act of 2021

This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on resilience provisions in the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (STRA) of 2021.

Above the FoldJun 03, 2021 - 11:45am
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Bilateral Cooperation with the UAE on Climate, Digital Trade, Financial Services Innovation & Healthcare: 4 Ideas for the Biden Administration

The Biden Administration has prioritized efforts on ‘Climate Diplomacy’ since taking office in January 2021. Decarbonization, sustainability, and clean energy are top-tiered areas of focus as we enter a new era of U.S.

TestimonyJun 03, 2021 - 11:30am

Chuck Chaitovitz Testimony before the EPA on the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act Allocation Rule

Chuck Chaitovitz's testimony before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act Allocation Rule.

EventMay 27, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
May Common Grounds

Common Grounds: Spotlight on Energy & Climate Policy

Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Illinois Chamber and the San Diego Regional Chamber, for the next Common Grounds conversation with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. ET.

Press ReleaseMay 21, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Praises Publication of HFC Phasedown Rule

Marty Durbin, president of the U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today regarding the publication of regulations to implement provisions of the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020:

Letters to CongressMay 18, 2021 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Dr. Michal Freedhoff to be Assistant Administrator of the EPA's Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, supporting the Nomination of Dr. Michal Freedhoff to be Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

CommentMay 12, 2021 - 12:30pm

Coalition Comments on Revisions to the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5) for Public Water Systems

Radhika FoxActing Assistant Administrator, Office of WaterU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyEPA Docket CenterMail Code 28221T1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20460 Dear Acting Assistant Administrator Fox: