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.

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Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseAug 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Supports Administration's Changes to Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Christopher Guith, Acting President, U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute issued the following statement today after the administration announced its enforcement update of the Endangered Species Act:

Above the FoldJul 30, 2019 - 4:45pm

Democratic Debate: With Spotlight on Detroit, a Look at the Motor City Business Community’s Local Impact

Entrepreneurs, employers, and executives are stepping up to create opportunities for and enrich the lives of Detroit residents.

Issue BriefJul 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

Ursula von der Leyen Elected President of European Commission

What happened?Today, the European Parliament narrowly approved German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the European Commission’s first female president. The vote was 383-327, meaning von der Leyen barely exceeded the threshold of 374 votes needed to win. Her narrow victory will hamper her ability to command a broad majority in favor of her policy agenda.

Letters to CongressJul 15, 2019 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Energy and Natural Resources Committee Markup

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, supporting 13 bills the Committee will be marking up.

Letters to CongressJul 11, 2019 - 11:00am

Coalition Letter on PFAS Amendments to the NDAA

This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, on amendments relating to polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in H.R. 2500, the "National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)."

Press ReleaseJul 01, 2019 - 2:45pm

Global Energy Institute Welcomes Chad Whiteman as Vice President of Environment and Regulatory Affairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute today announced the addition of Chad Whiteman as Vice President of Environment and Regulatory Affairs.  In this capacity, he is responsible for managing GEI’s engagement with members, Congress and regulatory agencies on emerging clean air policies as well as other energy and environmental issues.

Letters to CongressJun 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Discussion Draft of the Migratory Bird Protection Act of 2019

This letter was sent to the House Natural Resources committee’s Water, Oceans, and Wildlife subcommittee, on the discussion draft of the Migratory Bird Protection Act.

Letters to CongressJun 12, 2019 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting H.R. 2313, "Water Conservation Rebate Tax Parity Act"

This letter was sent to the House Committee on Ways and Means, supporting H.R. 2313, the Water Conservation Rebate Tax Parity Act.

Letters to CongressMay 21, 2019 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter Related to Legislation on PFAS Chemicals

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, on two bills related to Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in advance of the Committee's hearing.

Letters to CongressMay 14, 2019 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Hearing on PFAS Chemicals

This letter was sent to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee, on an upcoming hearing on PFAS chemicals.