About the Committee
The Environment & Agriculture Committee develops Chamber policy related to the environment, agriculture, chemicals, and water. Specifically, it is responsible for developing policies (other than the Clean Air Act and climate change) concerning the regulation of environmental quality, water quality, Superfund, solid waste, food safety, and nanotechnology to ensure that these regulations are efficiently undertaken and based on sound science and the best data available, consider actual health risks, and avoid unnecessary burdens. The committee advocates for an effective environmental policy that does not harm the economy, and works to promote regulatory reforms and other safeguards against regulatory abuses by administrative agencies.
- Environmental Quality
- Environmental Audits
- Clean Water Act
- Surface Water Quality
- Waste Management
- Noise Emission Standards
- Toxic Substances and Nanotechnology
- Disclosure of Hazardous Substance Information
- Marine and Estuarine Sanctuaries
- Invasive Species
- Coal Production and Transportation
Public Lands Management
- Land Use Planning
- Access Roads
- Land Surveys
- Payments in Lieu of Taxes
- Adjudication of Administrative Decisions
- Withdrawals and Reservations
- Wilderness Areas
- Buffer Zones
- Non-Mineral Resources (forestry)
- Nonfuel Minerals
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LetterNov 27, 2018 - 11:00am
This letter was sent to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, on water infrastructure provisions in the Farm Bill reauthorizations.
Above the FoldJul 09, 2018 - 4:30pm
More than $2.3 billion in Michigan exports are vulnerable due to the emerging trade war, leaving business owners paying the bill.
ArticleJun 08, 2018 - 10:15am
Changes to federal law will ensure that consumers continue to benefit from the nutritional and allergy information on packaging.