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 CongressSep 17, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on a Hearing on the Clean Water Act

This Hill letter was sent to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, on the hearing, "The Administration’s Priorities and Policy Initiatives Under the Clean Water Act.”

Letters to CongressSep 10, 2019 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 205, H.R. 1941, and H.R. 1146

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 205, the “Protecting and Securing Florida’s Coastline Act of 2019,” H.R. 1941, the “Coastal and Marine Economies Protection Act,” and H.R. 1146, the “Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act.”

Letters to CongressSep 05, 2019 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting the Nomination of Aurelia Skipwith to be Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, supporting the nomination of Aurelia Skipwith to be Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Letters to CongressAug 30, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on NDAA Conference Negotiations

This Hill letter was sent to the House Armed Services and Senate Armed Services committees, on conference negotiations for the National Defense Authorization Act.

Letters to CongressAug 27, 2019 - 10:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 3779, "Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act of 2019"

This letter was sent to House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio and Ranking Member Sam Graves, supporting H.R. 3779, the "Resilience Revolving Loan Fund Act of 2019."

Press ReleaseAug 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber Supports Administration's Changes to Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Christopher Guith, Acting President, U.S. Chamber's Global Energy Institute issued the following statement today after the administration announced its enforcement update of the Endangered Species Act:

Above the FoldJul 30, 2019 - 4:45pm

Democratic Debate: With Spotlight on Detroit, a Look at the Motor City Business Community’s Local Impact

Entrepreneurs, employers, and executives are stepping up to create opportunities for and enrich the lives of Detroit residents.

Issue BriefJul 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

Ursula von der Leyen Elected President of European Commission

What happened?Today, the European Parliament narrowly approved German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the European Commission’s first female president. The vote was 383-327, meaning von der Leyen barely exceeded the threshold of 374 votes needed to win. Her narrow victory will hamper her ability to command a broad majority in favor of her policy agenda.

Letters to CongressJul 15, 2019 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Energy and Natural Resources Committee Markup

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, supporting 13 bills the Committee will be marking up.

Letters to CongressJul 11, 2019 - 11:00am

Coalition Letter on PFAS Amendments to the NDAA

This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, on amendments relating to polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in H.R. 2500, the "National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)."