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 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.

ReportMay 09, 2019 - 10:30am

GPE May Quarterly Update

Global Policy Engagement Quarterly Update for May 2019

Press ReleaseApr 11, 2019 - 3:30pm

Global Energy Institute Unveils American Energy: Cleaner, Stronger Agenda

New poll shows that voters support innovation-driven investments into American energy that bolster economic growth and environmental progress

Letters to CongressApr 10, 2019 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting David Bernhardt for Secretary of the Interior

This letter was sent to the United States Senate, supporting the nomination of David Bernhardt to be Secretary of the Interior.