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

Above the FoldNov 01, 2019 - 12:15pm
Panel at Project GO Launch

US Chamber Backs More Consistent Environmental, Social Reporting from Corporations

Check out the U.S. Chamber's best practices for companies looking to share their environmental and social efforts through ESG disclosures.

Above the FoldSep 20, 2019 - 3:30pm
United Nations Flags, NYC

Five Trends for Business: Global Challenges, Global Solutions

As world leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly this week, here are the key global trends to watch.

Above the FoldJul 30, 2019 - 4:45pm
Detroit

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.

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.