Environment

The Chamber strongly supports continued environmental improvements, including sensible approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

We believe that economic growth and environmental progress are not mutually exclusive goals.

In fact, the United States is the only major country that has actually and substantially reduced its C02 emissions while continuing to grow our economy.

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.

Recent Activity

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.

ReportMay 26, 2017 - 3:30pm

Sue and Settle: Regulating Behind Closed Doors

"Sue and Settle" refers to when a federal agency agrees to a settlement agreement, in a lawsuit from special interest groups, to create priorities and rules outside of the normal rulemaking process. The agency intentionally relinquishes statutory discretion by committing to timelines and priorities that often realign agency duties. These settlement agreements are negotiated behind closed doors with no participation from the public or affected parties.

LetterMay 25, 2017 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Response to Request for Information on Regulations for Reform

This is a letter from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President & Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley in response to Chairman Labrador and Vice-Chairman Johnson’s request to the Chamber for insight in identifying federal regulations and government processes, within the Committee’s jurisdiction, that are in need of reform as well as suggestions for reform.

CommentMay 19, 2017 - 3:45pm

Comments to EPA on Proposal to Further Delay Effective Date of Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING TO: James BelkeU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyOffice of Land and Emergency Management1200 Pennsylvania Ave NWMail Code 5104AWashington, DC 20460

LetterMay 09, 2017 - 3:00pm

Key Vote Letter to Senate Supporting H.J. Res. 36 CRA Resolution Repealing BLM Methane Rule

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges you to support H.J. Res. 36, which would undo the Bureau of Land Management’s rule related to methane production. The Chamber will consider including votes on or related to this legislation in our annual How They Voted scorecard.

CommentMay 09, 2017 - 12:15pm

Comments to EPA on Evaluation of Existing Regulations

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING

Press ReleaseApr 28, 2017 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber’s Energy Institute Praises Trump Administration Efforts to Expand Offshore Energy Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, today issued the following statement regarding efforts by the Trump administration to expand offshore energy development:

TestimonyApr 19, 2017 - 5:45pm

Statement for the Record on EPA's Proposal to Delay Effective Date of the Accidental Release Prevention Requirements - Risk Management Programs (RMP) Rule

FOR: STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD ON THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY’S PROPOSAL ON THE “ACCIDENTAL RELEASE PREVENTION REQUIREMENTS: RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT; FURTHER DELAY OF EFFECTIVE DATE” TO: U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY