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

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

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 May 24, 2018 VIA ELECTRONIC FILING

CommentMay 21, 2018 - 4:30pm

Comments on Clean Water Act Coverage of “Discharges of Pollutants” via a Direct Hydrologic Connection to Surface Water

For the reasons set forth herein, we believe it is critically important that EPA engage in notice-and-comment rulemaking to clarify that the CWA does not regulate discharges that reach surface waters via groundwater...

Above the FoldMay 08, 2018 - 9:00am
Workers assemble refrigeration units at Victory Refrigeration in Cherry Hill, NJ.

The Kigali Amendment is a Win for the Environment and the U.S. Economy

Ratification would increase U.S direct manufacturing employment by 33,000 over the next decade.

ReportApr 18, 2018 - 1:45pm

Summary of the Global Business Coalition

GBC relies on a simple, flexible and informal setup that allows its member associations to exchange genuine views and develop direct and trustworthy relationships. Decisions are taken by consensus and all GBC members benefit from the same rights. The overall policy leadership is ensured by a President, chosen from one of the member organizations and rotating every two years, or so. Coordinated action and implementation of GBC’s initiatives is ensured by sherpas.

ReportApr 18, 2018 - 1:15pm

Introduction to the GBC

The Global Business Coalition brings together leading independent business associations from the major world economies and advocates on behalf of more than 6.8 million small, medium and large companies. Established in 2012, GBC formerly known as the B20 Coalition), operates asa worldwide platform of exchanges between national business communities.

CommentMar 12, 2018 - 4:15pm

Multi-Association Comments to USACE on Proposed Guidelines for Establishment of New Mitigation Banks in Fort Worth District

TO: Mr. Brent JasperRegulatory Project Manager/Mitigation Banking CoordinatorRegulatory Branch, CESWF-DE-RU.S. Army Corps of EngineersP.O. Box 17300Fort Worth, TX 76102-0300 Ms. Jennifer MoyerChief, Regulatory ProgramHeadquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers441 G Street, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20314-1000

ReportMar 06, 2018 - 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.

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

CommentJan 25, 2018 - 10:00am

Comments to EPA on Approaches for Identifying Potential Candidates for Prioritization for Existing Chemicals Risk Evaluation under Amended TSCA

VIA ELECTRONIC FILINGTO: The Honorable E. Scott PruittAdministratorU.S. Environmental Protection Agency1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20460