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

SpeechJan 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

2021 State of American Business Address: “Rally for Recovery”

In the face of significant challenges, including a global pandemic and an economic crisis, businesses have adapted to survive ... they have served their communities, and this country ... and they have put forward life-saving, world-changing solutions.

Letters to CongressDec 21, 2020 - 4:15pm

Key Vote Letter on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133, the COVID-19 Relief Package

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, supporting the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133, the omnibus COVID-19 relief legislative package.

Press ReleaseDec 21, 2020 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Applauds Agreement on Historic Climate and Energy Legislation

Marty Durbin, senior vice president of policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today applauding the news that House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement to include climate and energy innovation legislation in their year-end omnibus appropriations package.

Press ReleaseDec 03, 2020 - 4:00pm

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Chemistry Council, and the National Association of Manufacturers Call on President to Sign Save Our Seas 2.0 Act

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Chemistry Council, and the National Association of Manufacturers call on the President to sign the Save Our Seas 2.0 Act in short order.

Letters to CongressDec 03, 2020 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

This Hill letter was sent to the conferees for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

Letters to CongressDec 01, 2020 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 4897, the “American Nuclear Infrastructure Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, supporting S. 4897, the "American Nuclear Infrastructure Act."

Letters to CongressNov 18, 2020 - 10:15pm

Coalition Letter on HFC Phasedown

This Coalition letter was sent to House and Senate leadership requesting the swift passage of bipartisan legislation that would phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) before the end of this Congress.

Letters to CongressNov 16, 2020 - 10:30pm

Coalition Letter in Support of Proposal to Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits

This Coalition letter was sent to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in support of the proposal to "Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits."

Above the FoldNov 02, 2020 - 9:00am
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Protecting Minnesota’s Natural Resource Jobs

We are proud to support Representative Jason Lewis, who will fight tirelessly to defend jobs in Minnesota.