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

Letters to CongressOct 02, 2020 - 9:45am

Coalition Letter on PFAS in the FY21 NDAA

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees, on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Letters to CongressOct 01, 2020 - 10:15am

Coalition Letter on S. 1982, the "Save our Seas 2.0 Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting S. 1982, the "Save our Seas 2.0 Act."

Letters to CongressOct 01, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on S. 1982, "Save our Seas 2.0 Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting S. 1982, the "Save our Seas 2.0 Act."

Letters to CongressSep 30, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on S. 2657, "American Energy Innovation Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting S. 2657, the "American Energy Innovation Act."

Above the FoldSep 24, 2020 - 11:15am
Climate & Energy

With Momentum Building, Historic Climate Change Progress is Possible in 2020

Now is the time to invest in climate-friendly technology and infrastructure that will create jobs and improve the environment.

Letters to CongressSep 23, 2020 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 4447, "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing an Amendment expected to be offered by Rep. Abby Finkenauer to H.R. 4447, the "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act."

Letters to CongressSep 23, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4447, "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on H.R. 4447, the "Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act."

Letters to CongressSep 22, 2020 - 10:15am

Coalition Letter on the Amendment to S. 2657, "American Energy Innovation Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, on the Amendment to S. 2657, the American Energy Innovation Act, which would phase down the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

CommentSep 21, 2020 - 5:15pm

Multi-Association Letter to Minister Mary Ng on CEPA plastics issue

The Honorable Mary NgMinister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International TradeCanada Dear Minister Ng:

TestimonySep 17, 2020 - 10:45am

Testimony on Control of Air Pollution From Airplanes and Airplane Engines: GHG Emission Standards and Test Procedures rule

Chuck Chaitovitz's testimony before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on "Control of Air Pollution From Airplanes and Airplane Engines: GHG Emission Standards and Test Procedures rule.”