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 CongressApr 08, 2019 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting S. 747, "Diesel Emissions Reduction Act"

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works supporting S. 747, the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act.

Letters to CongressMar 26, 2019 - 3:15pm

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

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, on the upcoming hearing, “Examining the Federal Response to the Risks Associated with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).”

Letters to CongressMar 26, 2019 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter Opposing S.J.Res.9

This letter was sent to a group of Democratic Senators led by Minority Leader Schumer, regarding S.J.Res.9.

Letters to CongressMar 25, 2019 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Opposing S.J.Res.8, the Green New Deal

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - S.J.Res.8, the Green New Deal

Above the FoldFeb 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) speak at a news conference announcing Green New Deal legislation in Washington, D.C.

The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism

Climate change is real and deserves our attention. But not every policy to address it can be taken seriously.

Press ReleaseFeb 07, 2019 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Green New Deal

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today on the Green New Dea

Letters to CongressJan 15, 2019 - 3:30pm

Nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of the EPA

This letter was sent to the Senate Environment and Public Works committee, supporting the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Press ReleaseDec 18, 2018 - 8:45am

New Analysis Demonstrates Massive Costs of “Keep It In the Ground” Anti-Energy Movement

A new report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute (GEI) found that the anti-energy “Keep it in the Ground” (KIITG) movement has prevented at least $91.9 billion in domestic economic activity and eliminated nearly 730,000 job opportunities.

Press ReleaseDec 11, 2018 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber’s Harbert Praises New Water Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute President & CEO Karen Harbert issued the following statement regarding a new proposed rule revising the definition of “Waters of the United States (WOTUS)”:

Above the FoldDec 07, 2018 - 9:30am
A 'Sale' sign at a Sears store in Jersey City, NJ.

Ignoring the Price of Our Mistakes

155,000 jobs were created in November. The unemployment rate is 3.7%.