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 CongressJul 09, 2020 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY21 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Appropriations, on FY21 Appropriations for Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.

Letters to CongressJul 01, 2020 - 9:30am

Coalition Letter on the inclusion of H.R. 535, the "PFAS Action Act" in the NDAA FY21

This coalition letter was sent to members of the House Armed Services Committee regarding the inclusion of H.R. 535, the "PFAS Action Act" in the NDAA FY21.

Letters to CongressJun 30, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 4049, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021”

This letter was sent to all members of the United States Senate on S. 4049, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021."

Above the FoldJun 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Colorado River in Austin, Texas

Advancing Environmentally Sustainable International Trade Amid COVID-19

Mohammad Abunayyan, chair of the B20 ESC Taskforce, breaks down the importance of environmentally sustainable trade in the wake of COVID-19.

Above the FoldJun 08, 2020 - 12:00pm
Infrastructure, Truck

Resilience Is Good Public Policy

Improving lifeline infrastructure is necessary for companies and communities to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Letters to CongressJun 04, 2020 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on S. 3422, the "Great American Outdoors Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the United States Senate supporting S. 3422, the "Great American Outdoors Act."

CommentMay 06, 2020 - 12:00pm

Comments on the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program guidance

Comments on the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program guidance sent to Katherine Fox, Assistant Administrator for Mitigation Federal Emergency Management Agency on May 6, 2020.

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."