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 health risks, and avoid unnecessary burdens.
The committee advocates for an effective environmental policy that continues the long-standing trend of improved environmental quality, avoids economic harm, 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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