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 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.

Above the FoldOct 28, 2016 - 2:15pm
Scary Regulations

Spooking Small Businesses: Scary Regulations Lurking in Washington

Small business owners don’t need haunted houses or horror movies. Washington gives them plenty of reasons to scream.

Above the FoldOct 18, 2016 - 1:15pm
The Animas River between Silverton and Durango, Colo. within 24 hours of the 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill.

With Federal Prosecution Off the Table Will EPA Hold Itself to a ‘Higher Standard’ Over Gold King Mine Spill?

If a business would have accidentally polluted a river, the agency would've thrown the book at it.

Above the FoldSep 23, 2016 - 11:00am
Debate preview: Energy

Debate Preview: What to Expect from Clinton and Trump on Energy

Here are a few key energy issues that we’ll be keeping a close eye on during Monday’s debate.