Climate Change and Environment

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

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.

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Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressMay 21, 2019 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter Related to Legislation on PFAS Chemicals

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, on two bills related to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in advance of the Committee's hearing.

Letters to CongressMay 14, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Hearing on PFAS Chemicals

This letter was sent to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee, on an upcoming hearing on PFAS chemicals.

ReportMay 09, 2019 - 10:30am

GPE May Quarterly Update

Global Policy Engagement Quarterly Update for May 2019

Press ReleaseApr 11, 2019 - 3:30pm

Global Energy Institute Unveils American Energy: Cleaner, Stronger Agenda

New poll shows that voters support innovation-driven investments into American energy that bolster economic growth and environmental progress

Letters to CongressApr 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting David Bernhardt for Secretary of the Interior

This letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting the nomination of David Bernhardt to be Secretary of the Interior.

Letters to CongressApr 08, 2019 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting S. 747, "Diesel Emissions Reduction Act"

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works supporting S. 747, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

Letters to CongressMar 26, 2019 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Hearing on PFAS Chemicals

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, on the upcoming hearing, “Examining the Federal Response to the Risks Associated with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).”

Letters to CongressMar 26, 2019 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter Opposing S.J.Res.9

This letter was sent to a group of Democratic Senators led by Minority Leader Schumer, regarding S.J.Res.9.

Letters to CongressMar 25, 2019 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Opposing S.J.Res.8, the Green New Deal

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - S.J.Res.8, the Green New Deal

Above the FoldFeb 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) speak at a news conference announcing Green New Deal legislation in Washington, D.C.

The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism

Climate change is real and deserves our attention. But not every policy to address it can be taken seriously.