Climate Change and Environment

The Chamber strongly supports continued environmental improvements, including sensible approaches to addressing climate change.

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.

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Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Above the FoldFeb 18, 2019 - 9:00am
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) speak at a news conference announcing Green New Deal legislation in Washington, D.C.

The Green New Deal Is a Trojan Horse for Socialism

Climate change is real and deserves our attention. But not every policy to address it can be taken seriously.

Above the FoldDec 07, 2018 - 9:30am
A 'Sale' sign at a Sears store in Jersey City, NJ.

Ignoring the Price of Our Mistakes

155,000 jobs were created in November. The unemployment rate is 3.7%.

Above the FoldMay 08, 2018 - 9:00am
Workers assemble refrigeration units at Victory Refrigeration in Cherry Hill, NJ.

The Kigali Amendment is a Win for the Environment and the U.S. Economy

Ratification would increase U.S direct manufacturing employment by 33,000 over the next decade.

Above the FoldNov 13, 2017 - 9:00am
Sunshine for Regulations and Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act

Clearing the Way for Energy Innovators

The U.S. Chamber applauds EPA Administrator Pruitt's rollback of two rules that hovered ominously over key industries for far too long.

Above the FoldAug 08, 2017 - 2:30pm
Steens Mountain in eastern Oregon.

EPA: Our Air is Getting Cleaner as Our Economy Grows

At the same time, the economy has grown, reminding us that environmental improvement and economic growth aren’t mutually exclusive.

Above the FoldJun 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Ditch next to a planted field.

EPA Will Repeal Obama’s Land-Grabbing Water Rule

The Waters of the U.S. rule amounted to a massive grab of regulatory authority.

Above the FoldJun 12, 2017 - 4:45pm
EPA headquarters.

EPA Delays Implementing Ozone Standard for One Year

Congress should still pass a delay of attainment designations to 2025.

Above the FoldApr 07, 2017 - 9:00am
Factory, Arizona, Environment, Fumes, Page - Arizona

The Clean Power Plan is Dead! Or is it?

It seems quite likely that the CPP as it currently stands will never be implemented or enforced.

Above the FoldMar 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
ETRA

How To Tame The Administrative State

With over 190,000 regulations put on the books just since 1976, the frustrations with the administrative state are well justified.

Above the FoldMar 24, 2017 - 9:30am
Pipes stacked

Keystone XL Decision Signals “New Era for American Energy Policy”

Today, President Trump announced that his Administration granted the cross border permit needed for the Keystone XL pipeline.