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

EventSep 21, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Business at the Forefront of Energy Innovation and Sustainability

This event will feature top voices from businesses who are working to address climate change in their sectors every day, as well as a government voice implementing the policy around sustainability. Join us to hear about the innovative approach businesses are taking to lead by example.

Letters to CongressSep 14, 2021 - 12:00pm

Coalition Letter on Western Water Provisions in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives on Western water provisions of the bipartisan infrastructure package.

ArticleSep 13, 2021 - 12:45pm
Capitol Hill dome in Washington D.C. on a sunny day.

The Massive Budget Reconciliation Bill is Not a Climate Bill, It’s an Everything But the Kitchen Sink Collection of Bad Policies

We will not find durable solutions in a bill that's more than twice the combined budgets of all 50 states.

CommentSep 10, 2021 - 11:45am

Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) Recommendations on Waters of the United States (WOTUS)

The Waters Advocacy Coalition (“WAC” or “Coalition”) provides these recommendations in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (“Corps’”) notice soliciting pre-proposal feedback on defining “waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”) under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”).

Press ReleaseSep 10, 2021 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Calls on Administration to Review Water Rule Decision

Chuck Chaitovitz, Vice President for Environmental Affairs and Sustainability at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement regarding next steps on the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.

EventSep 09, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
EnergyInnovates: Plastics and Sustainability

EnergyInnovates: Plastics and Sustainability

Plastic waste and marine debris are significant global challenges that are key drivers for the sustainability and climate policy debate. Join our EnergyInnovates: Plastics and Sustainability to learn more.

CommentAug 25, 2021 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Requesting Extension of Comment Period for Recommendations on the "Navigable Waters Protection Rule"

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce requests that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers grant at least a 60-day extension of the period for receiving written recommendations about your plans to consider revising the rule “The Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (the “NWPR”).

Letters to CongressAug 10, 2021 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 1884, the “Save Oak Flat Act”

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives opposing H.R. 1884, the “Save Oak Flat Act.” This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Above the FoldAug 05, 2021 - 3:45pm
Bipartisan Infrastructure Innovation and Jobs Act

The Biggest Winner in the Senate’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal May Be Our Climate

We need the bipartisan Infrastructure Innovation and Jobs Act to help address climate change.

Letters to CongressAug 03, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on FY22 Energy and Water Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2022 Energy and Water Development Appropriations legislation.