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

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.

Letters to CongressFeb 25, 2021 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Hearing entitled, "Climate Change and Social Responsibility"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Financial Services' committee's Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, on the subcommittee's hearing, "Climate Change and Social Responsibility."

Letters to CongressFeb 25, 2021 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of Energy

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the Nomination of Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Letters to CongressFeb 08, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Michael Regan to be EPA Administrator

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, on the Nomination of Michael Regan to be Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Above the FoldJan 28, 2021 - 3:30pm
highway infrastructure

Resilience Is an Opportunity for Early Bipartisan Success

Why we need to build durable, sustainable infrastructure now.

Press ReleaseJan 27, 2021 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Biden Focus on Climate Solutions, Opposes Federal Lands and Waters Energy Ban

In response to today’s announcement of White House actions on climate change, Marty Durbin, Senior Vice President of Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, made the following statement.

Letters to CongressJan 27, 2021 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of Energy

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, on the nomination of Jennifer Granholm to be Secretary of Energy and on the Chamber's energy policy priorities.