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.

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

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).

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...

CommentMay 14, 2018 - 2:30pm

Comments to USAID on their reorganization and implications for water portfolio

The Chamber believes the reorganization underway at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is an important opportunity to ensure that water and water infrastructure are appropriately prioritized in projects going forward...

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.