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

LetterJul 18, 2018 - 9:00am

Key Vote Alert! - H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the Chamber’s recommendations for H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019.

LetterJul 16, 2018 - 4:30pm

New Source Review Permitting Reform Discussion Draft

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in support of the New Source Review Permitting Reform Discussion Draft that was the subject of the Committee’s May 16, 2018 hearing.

CommentJul 09, 2018 - 11:00am

National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard Comments

Chamber members operate at all stages of the nation’s food supply chain and many food products marketed today contain bioengineered (BE) ingredients. It is imperative that AMS promulgates a standard that provides regulatory certainty for the food supply chain, allows consumers to obtain more information if they want it, and protects the biotechnology industry from harmful and stigmatizing mandatory warning labels.

LetterJun 28, 2018 - 3:30pm

S. 2602, the "Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act"

This was letter was sent to all members of the United States Senate in support of S. 2602, the "Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act."

LetterJun 13, 2018 - 4:45pm

FY 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee ahead of their markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

LetterJun 07, 2018 - 5:15pm

H.R. 5895, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

This letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives as they begin to consider H.R. 5895, Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019.

LetterJun 06, 2018 - 11:15am

H.R. 8, the "Water Resources Development Act of 2018"

This letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 8, the “Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA).”

LetterJun 05, 2018 - 10:15am

Fiscal Year 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee ahead of their markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

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

LetterMay 22, 2018 - 3:30pm

Nomination of Jeffrey Bossert Clark to the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division

This letter was sent to all members of the United States Senate in support of the nomination of Jeffrey Bossert Clark to be Assistant Attorney General (AAG) for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD).