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 CongressApr 14, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Brenda Mallory to be CEQ Chair

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the Nomination of Brenda Mallory to be Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality.

Above the FoldMar 17, 2021 - 12:30pm
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The First Stop on the Road to Glasgow is Spelled N-D-C

We need to reduce emissions while ensuring national targets and timetables are achievable for American economic interests.

Letters to CongressMar 16, 2021 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the SCALE Act

This Hill letter was sent to the offices of Sens. Chris Coons and Bill Cassidy and Reps. Marc Veasey and David McKinley, on the Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE) Act of 2021.

Above the FoldMar 12, 2021 - 10:30am
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How the Administration’s Climate and “Buy American” Goals May Clash

We break down the challenges facing the Biden administration when it comes to balancing climate and “Buy American” goals.

EventMar 09, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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U.S. International Sustainability and Climate Agenda Roundtable featuring John Podesta with the Center for American Progress

This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Resource Sustainability Task Force hosted John Podesta, Founder & Chair of the Center for American Progress, for a conversation on international sustainability and the climate agenda.  

Letters to CongressMar 08, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Water Policy Priorities for 2021

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 2021.

Press ReleaseMar 02, 2021 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on "CLEAN Future Act" Introduction

In response to today’s introduction of the “CLEAN Future Act” by leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President of Policy Marty Durbin made the following statement.

Letters to CongressMar 02, 2021 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Brenda Mallory to be Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, on the Nomination of Brenda Mallory to be Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).

Letters to CongressMar 02, 2021 - 11:15am

Coalition Letter on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Permit Streamlining

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permits.