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.

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Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

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

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.

Above the FoldFeb 28, 2017 - 4:15pm
President Donald Trump signs an executive order.

Trump Hits Reset on Obama’s Land-Grabbing Water Rule

EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are ordered to review and potentially withdraw the 2015 regulation.

Above the FoldFeb 17, 2017 - 9:00am
Illustration of people running away from a red tape avalanche.

In Their Own Words: How D.C.'s Regulatory Machine Steamrolled 36 Small Businesses

In recent years, Washington has unleashed a relentless torrent of burdensome and costly regulations.

Above the FoldFeb 06, 2017 - 8:15am
A natural gas rig in Wyoming.

Congress Rolls Back Energy and Federal Contractor Regulations

Congress is rolling back some of the regulatory red tape created by the Obama administration.Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), Congress can disapprove of regulations that have been finalized in the last 60 days Congress has been in session. When the resolutions of disapproval are signed by the president, they’re taken off the books.

Above the FoldJan 31, 2017 - 12:00pm
Ripples in a puddle.

How the Regulatory Accountability Act Would Make EPA's Water Rule Better

Those affected by WOTUS could have pushed regulators to employ better, more thorough analyses in the rulemaking process.

Above the FoldJan 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, nominee to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee confirmation hearing.

Oklahoma Business Groups Back Scott Pruitt to Run EPA

Those who know him best support him to run the federal government's top environmental regulator.