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 CongressJul 28, 2021 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on a Cloture Vote for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to begin the process of considering the bipartisan infrastructure agreement.

ArticleJul 22, 2021 - 5:00pm
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Charting a Course for Effective Climate Solutions

We're working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through policies that are realistic, durable, and reinforce U.S. competitiveness.

Letters to CongressJul 21, 2021 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 2467, the “PFAS Action Act”

This Key Vote Alert! Letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives.

Letters to CongressJul 21, 2021 - 10:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Climate and the Clean Electricity Standard

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committees on Environment and Public Works, Energy and Natural Resources, and Finance; and the House Committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, on climate issues and the Clean Electricity Standard (CES).

Letters to CongressJul 21, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2324, the "Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate supporting S. 2324, the "Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Letters to CongressJul 21, 2021 - 8:30am

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

This coalition letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives opposing H.R. 2467, the "PFAS Action Act."

Letters to CongressJul 15, 2021 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY22 Energy and Water Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, on the FY22 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, Appropriations legislation.

Press ReleaseJul 14, 2021 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Committed to Working with EU to Advance Effective Climate Solutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Marjorie Chorlins, Senior Vice President for European Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today regarding the release of the European Commission’s Fit for 55 package.

Letters to CongressJul 07, 2021 - 3:45pm

Coalition Letter on the Border Water Infrastructure Program

This coalition letter was sent to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on the Border Water Infrastructure Program (BWIP) in the FY2022 Interior and Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

Letters to CongressJun 30, 2021 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY22 Interior and Environment Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations on the Fiscal Year 2022 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies appropriations bill.