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 CongressDec 03, 2019 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1982, the "Save Our Seas 2.0 Act of 2019"

This Hill letter was sent to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, supporting S. 1982, the "Save our Seas 2.0 Act of 2019."

Letters to CongressNov 19, 2019 - 9:00am

Coalition Letter on H.R. 535, the "PFAS Action Act of 2019"

This Coalition letter was sent to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, opposing H.R. 535, the "PFAS Action Act of 2019."

ReportNov 19, 2019 - 9:00am

Conquering Carbon: How Businesses are Leading the Charge on Climate Change

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing society today. And the business community is taking action to address this challenge in ways that improve environmental performance, strengthen their businesses, and meet the expectations of the communities where they operate.

Letters to CongressNov 18, 2019 - 3:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Markup in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, on several nominees and bills the committee will be considering on November 19.