Combating climate change requires citizens, governments, and businesses to work together. Inaction is simply not an option. American businesses play a vital role in creating innovative solutions and reducing greenhouse gases to protect our planet. A challenge of this magnitude requires collaboration, not confrontation, to advance the best ideas and policies. Together, we can forge solutions that improve our environment and grow our economy—leaving the world better for generations to come.
While the bill includes tax increases and government price controls that will deter investment, inhibit innovation, and undermine economic growth, it is worth noting that there are parts of the bill that will advance progress on climate and energy security.
- Resilience Should Be on the Climate AgendaInvestments, policies, and programs focused on resilience and pre-disaster mitigation offer an opportunity for a more comprehensive and strategic approach to safeguarding communities across the nation.
- The American Energy and Climate ImperativeThe U.S. is positioned to meet the world's growing energy needs by leveraging the power of the business community in partnership with government.
- The Future of Clean Energy in the AmericasBusiness and government leaders from across the Western Hemisphere joined together to discuss the transition of energy and the future of energy security in the Americas.
The U.S. Chamber believes 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 is supported by market-based solutions, developed through bipartisan legislation in Congress, and acknowledges the costs of action and inaction and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. We work with policymakers to forge climate solutions and engage in the United Nations COP on behalf of the business community.
Public-private partnerships for climate change solutions should prioritize resiliency, be economically sound, and reduce emissions across the value chain.
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- Aug 03, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on FY22 Energy and Water Appropriations
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2022 Energy and Water Development Appropriations legislation.
- Jul 30, 2021Coalition Letter on the STORM Act of 2020
This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives supporting full funding of $100 million for FY 2022 appropriations for the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM) Act of 2020.
- Jul 28, 2021U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on a Cloture Vote for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Agreement
This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to begin the process of considering the bipartisan infrastructure agreement.
- Jul 28, 2021U.S. Chamber Comments on PFAS Reporting Extension
This letter was sent to Dr. Michal Freedhoff, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics at the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Jul 22, 2021Charting a Course for Effective Climate Solutions We're working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through policies that are realistic, durable, and reinforce U.S. competitiveness.
- Jul 21, 2021U.S. Chamber Key Vote Letter on H.R. 2467, the “PFAS Action Act”
This Key Vote Alert! Letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives.
- Jul 21, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on Climate and the Clean Electricity Standard
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committees on Environment and Public Works, Energy and Natural Resources, and Finance; and the House Committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, on climate issues and the Clean Electricity Standard (CES).
- Jul 21, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2324, the "Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act"
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate supporting S. 2324, the "Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.
- Jul 21, 2021Coalition Letter on H.R. 2467, the "PFAS Action Act"
This coalition letter was sent to Members of the House of Representatives opposing H.R. 2467, the "PFAS Action Act."
- Jul 15, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on FY22 Energy and Water Appropriations
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, on the FY22 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies, Appropriations legislation.