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 CongressJan 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

Coalition Letter on H.R. 5544, the "American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2019"

This Hill letter was sent to Representative Paul Tonko, supporting H.R. 5544, the "American Innovation and Manufacturing Leadership Act of 2019."

Press ReleaseJan 10, 2020 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber's Donohue Praises Efforts to Modernize NEPA

“If America is to meet its growing challenges on infrastructure, energy and the environment, then we must modernize the 40-year old NEPA process. In many cases, it takes far longer to obtain a permit than it actually takes to build one of these critical projects, and that should not be acceptable."

SpeechJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

2020 State of American Business Speech: A Year of Meaningful Action

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 9, 2020.

Press ReleaseJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Donohue: 'Engaging with the world is our best strategy for strong national security and lasting prosperity'

Today U.S. Chamber CEO Thomas J. Donohue cautioned that the United States must continue to engage on the world stage or risk being left behind in his annual State of American Business Address.

ReportJan 09, 2020 - 9:30am
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U.S. Chamber Policy Priorities for 2020

This booklet is the guide to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's policy priorities for 2020. This booklet was released and referenced during the 2019 State of American Business on January 9th, 2020.

Letters to CongressJan 08, 2020 - 9:30am

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

This Coalition letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing H.R. 535, the "PFAS Action Act."

Above the FoldDec 19, 2019 - 4:45pm
Gas Works Park, Seattle, WA.

Leading on Climate is Smart Business

Businesses from a variety of sectors are leading the way in reducing carbon emissions.

Letters to CongressDec 17, 2019 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Markup in the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in advance of a committee markup.

Letters to CongressDec 16, 2019 - 1:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on S. 1790, the "National Defense Authorization Act of 2020"

This Hill letter was sent to the United States Senate supporting S. 1790, the "National Defense Authorization Act of 2020."