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.

Read more about addressing climate change


Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressApr 08, 2020 - 11:00am

Hill Letter on HFC Phasedown Legislation

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, on legislation relating to the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

Letters to CongressMar 11, 2020 - 10:45am

Coalition Letter on the "Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM) Act of 2020"

This Coalition letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, supporting the "Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM) Act of 2020."

Letters to CongressMar 10, 2020 - 11:45am

Coalition Letter on S. 2301, the "Reforming Disaster Recovery Act"

This Coalition letter was sent Sen. Brian Schatz as well as to the Members of the House Committee on Financial Services and Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, supporting S. 2301, the "Reforming Disaster Recovery Act."

Letters to CongressMar 05, 2020 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on an Amendment Relating to Hydrofluorocarbons

This Hill letter was sent to the members of the United States Senate, supporting an amendment to S. 2657, the “American Energy Innovation Act,” relating to the phase-out of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.

Letters to CongressMar 02, 2020 - 12:15pm

Key Vote Letter on S. 2657, the “American Energy Innovation Act”

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the members of the United States Senate, supporting S. 2657, the “American Energy Innovation Act.”

Letters to CongressMar 02, 2020 - 12:00pm

Coalition Letter on S. 2657, the “American Energy Innovation Act”

This Coalition letter was sent to the members of the United States Senate, supporting S. 2657, the “American Energy Innovation Act.”

Letters to CongressFeb 11, 2020 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Markup in the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, supporting four bills in committee markup.

Letters to CongressFeb 06, 2020 - 9:15am

Coalition Letter on H.R. 3779, the "Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act of 2019"

This Coalition letter was sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, urging consideration of H.R. 3779, the "Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act of 2019," under suspension of the rules.

Above the FoldFeb 04, 2020 - 1:15pm
2019 State of the Union

What Does the Business Community Want to Hear in the State of the Union?

They’ll be looking for sound, pro-business policies that will spur growth and job creation and support workers with rising wages.

Letters to CongressJan 17, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Water Policy Priorities

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, on water policy priorities for 2020.