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.

The Path Forward on climate

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

EventApr 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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EnergyInnovates: CCUS and Carbon Removal Policy Trends

Innovation is driving America’s energy future. This event series features discussions about the projects, policies and technologies that are shaping our energy landscape—and laying the groundwork to solve global challenges. We're all in. Are you?

Press ReleaseApr 22, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Statement on Biden Climate Goal

Marty Durbin, Senior Vice President of Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s announced climate goal. 

Letters to CongressApr 20, 2021 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! Letter on S. 914, "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting S. 914, the "Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021.”

Above the FoldApr 20, 2021 - 12:45pm
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Greening Latin America

At the upcoming Leaders Summit on Climate, to be hosted by President Biden on April 22 & 23, Latin America will have a robust presence with eight regional heads of state in attendance. The Biden Administration brought a climate of change to Washington, and with it a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the region.

Press ReleaseApr 20, 2021 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Statement on House Republican Energy Innovation Agenda

Global Energy Institute President Marty Durbin issued the following statement on the House Republican Energy Innovation Agenda:

ArticleApr 14, 2021 - 4:00pm
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The Chamber Isn’t a Political Party. Every Day We Fight for Job Creators.

The Chamber is on the side of job creators, workers, and those working hard for a stronger economy and country.

Letters to CongressApr 14, 2021 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Brenda Mallory to be CEQ Chair

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the Nomination of Brenda Mallory to be Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality.

Above the FoldMar 17, 2021 - 12:30pm

The First Stop on the Road to Glasgow is Spelled N-D-C

We need to reduce emissions while ensuring national targets and timetables are achievable for American economic interests.

Letters to CongressMar 16, 2021 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the SCALE Act

This Hill letter was sent to the offices of Sens. Chris Coons and Bill Cassidy and Reps. Marc Veasey and David McKinley, on the Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE) Act of 2021.