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

CommentNov 07, 2017 - 3:00pm

Comments to EPA on Proposal to Withdraw Proposed Determination on Pebble Mine

VIA ELECTRONIC FILINGTo: The Honorable Scott PruittAdministratorU.S. Environmental Protection Agency1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.Washington, DC 20460Re: Withdrawal of the Proposed Determination for the Pebble Mine in Alaska (EPA-R10-OW-2017-0369)

LetterNov 07, 2017 - 3:00pm

Hill Letter to Senate EPW Supporting Confirmation of EPA Deputy Administrator Nominee

Dear Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Carper: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”). We look forward to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee advancing his nomination to the full Senate for confirmation.

Op EdOct 30, 2017 - 12:00pm

Op-Ed: Clean Power Plan was the wrong answer

By Karen Harbert, President and CEO, Global Energy Institute The Clean Power Plan was the wrong answer to a real concern.

Issue BriefOct 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

Climate Change

Climate change is a serious challenge that needs to be addressed through thoughtful policies that will have a meaningful impact. The best solutions are going to come from the private sector—or the private sector working together with government.

Press ReleaseSep 28, 2017 - 10:15am

New Report: U.S. Energy Security Continues to Improve

The 2017 edition of Global Energy Institute’s Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk finds that U.S. energy security is continuing to rapidly improve to one of the best scores in decades, after hitting bottom just five years ago.

CommentSep 27, 2017 - 3:30pm

WAC Coalition Comments to EPA and USACE on Proposed Repeal of 2015 Clean Water Rule (WOTUS)

Comments of the Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) on the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Proposed Repeal of 2015 Clean Water Rule and Recodification of Pre-Existing Rules EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203 I. Introduction

CommentSep 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

Comments to EPA and USACE on Proposed Repeal of 2015 WOTUS Rule

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING The Honorable E. Scott PruittAdministratorU.S. Environmental Protection Agency1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20460 Mr. Douglas W. LamontSenior Official Performing Duties of the Assistant Secretary of the ArmyDepartment of the Army, Civil Works108 Army PentagonWashington, D.C. 20310

Above the FoldAug 08, 2017 - 2:30pm
Steens Mountain in eastern Oregon.

EPA: Our Air is Getting Cleaner as Our Economy Grows

At the same time, the economy has grown, reminding us that environmental improvement and economic growth aren’t mutually exclusive.

LetterJul 18, 2017 - 9:45am

Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting H.R. 806 and S. 263, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act

Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Speaker Ryan, and Minority Leaders Schumer and Pelosi:

LetterJul 17, 2017 - 5:30pm

Key Vote Letter to House Supporting H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: