Energy, Clean Air & Natural Resources Committee

This committee develops and maintains Chamber policy on all aspects of energy, clean air, and natural resources. 


Chairman: Kathy Beckett, Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

About the Committee

The Energy, Clean Air, & Natural Resources Committee develops and maintains Chamber policy on all aspects of energy, clean air, and natural resources.  Specifically, it is responsible for developing policies concerning the regulation of domestic energy markets, air, natural resources, and climate change to ensure that laws and regulations are reasonable, based on sound science and the best data available, consider actual health risks, and avoid unnecessary burdens on energy supplies and the economy.  The committee works to promote legal and regulatory reforms and other safeguards against regulatory abuses by administrative agencies.

For questions, please contact the Global Energy Institute at 202-463-5558.

Recent Activity

CommentAug 27, 2018 - 12:30pm

Comments on Proposed Action: Clean Water Act Hazardous Substances Spill Prevention

Submitted via www.regulations.gov August 24, 2018 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA Docket Center Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OLEM-2018-0024 Mailcode: 28221T 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20460

Press ReleaseAug 21, 2018 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Statement on EPA Affordable Clean Energy Rule

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S.

CommentAug 20, 2018 - 5:15pm

Comments on Availability of Draft Toxicological Profile: Perfluoroalkyls

CH A M B E R O F CO M M E R C E O F T H E UN I T E D ST A T E S O F AM E R I C A 1615 H ST R E E T, NW WA S H I N G T O N, DC 20062 ( 2 0 2 ) 463-5310 August 20, 2018 VIA ELECTRONIC FILING

CommentAug 20, 2018 - 5:00pm

Comments on Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act

CH A M B E R O F CO M M E R C E O F T H E UN I T E D ST A T E S O F AM E R I C A NE I L L. BR A D L E Y EX E C U T I V E VI C E PR E S I D E N T & CH I E F PO L I C Y OF F I C E R 1615 H ST R E E T, NW WA S H I N G T O N, DC 20062 ( 2 0 2 ) 463-5310 August 20, 2018 VIA ELECTRONIC FILING

CommentAug 14, 2018 - 10:30am

Comments of the Waters Advocacy Coalition on the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule and Recodify the Pre-Existing Rules

The Waters Advocacy Coalition (“WAC” or “Coalition”) writes to provide comments in support of the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) (together, “the Agencies”) supplemental proposed rulemaking to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule (“2015 Rule” or “Rule”) and recodify the definition of “waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”) in place prior to the 2015 Rule. 83 Fed. Reg. 32,227 (July 12, 2018) (“Supplemental Repeal Notice”). The Coalition represents a large cross-section of the nation’s construction, real estate, mining, manufacturing, forestry, agriculture, energy, wildlife conservation, and public health and safety sectors – all of which are vital to a thriving national economy and provide much needed jobs. The Coalition’s members are committed to the protection and restoration of America’s wetlands and waters, and possess a wealth of expertise directly relevant to the Agencies’ supplemental proposal to repeal the 2015 Rule.

CommentAug 14, 2018 - 10:15am

Definition of “Waters of the United States”—Recodification of Preexisting Rule; Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The undersigned organizations support the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) and the Army Corps of Engineers’ (“Corps”) proposal to repeal the 2015 Rule Defining Waters of the United States (“2015 Rule”), and many of us are submitting individual comment letters detailing our reasons for supporting the proposal. We write this letter to separately address an issue of particular importance to all of us: the effect of the Supreme Court’s decision in Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 531 U.S. 159 (2001) (“SWANCC”). As EPA and the Corps move forward with this rulemaking, the agencies must recognize the limitations SWANCC imposes on jurisdiction.

CommentMay 24, 2018 - 10:45am

User Fees for the Administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act, 83 Fed. Reg. 8,212 (Feb. 26, 2018); Docket No. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0401; FRL-9974-31

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING Mr. Mark HartmanImmediate Office, Office of Pollution Prevention and ToxicsU.S. Environmental Protection Agency1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20460 RE: User Fees for the Administration of the Toxic Substances Control Act, 83 Fed. Reg.8,212 (Feb. 26, 2018); Docket No. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0401; FRL-9974-31

CommentFeb 26, 2018 - 6:15pm

Multi-Association Comments to EPA on ANPR on State Guidelines for GHG Emissions from Existing Electric Generating Units

TO: The Honorable E. Scott PruittAdministratorU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyAttention Docket ID No. EPA- HQ-OAR-2017-0545EPA Docket Center, U.S. EPA, Mailcode: 28221T1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20460

LetterDec 11, 2017 - 4:15pm

Hill Letter to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on FAST-41 Permit Streamlining

Dear Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Cantwell: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds you for conducting a hearing to examine the permitting processes at Department of Interior (DOI) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for energy and resource infrastructure projects.