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

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

Litigation UpdateJan 22, 2018 - 3:30pm

Supreme Court grants review of Endangered Species Act challenge

The Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of the cert. petition. Click here to find more information on the case, Weyerhaeuser Company v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Litigation UpdateJan 22, 2018 - 3:30pm

Supreme Court unanimously holds challenges to waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule must be filed in federal district courts, rather than in federal courts of appeals

The Chamber, which is one of the challengers to the 2015 WOTUS rule, filed a brief at the merits stage in support of this outcome.  Click here to find more information on the case, National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense.

Litigation UpdateJan 22, 2018 - 3:30pm

Supreme Court denies cert. petition concerning the scope of the Endangered Species Act

The Chamber filed an amicus brief in support of the cert. petition.  Click here to view more information on the case, Alaska v. Ross.

CommentJan 19, 2018 - 3:45pm

Comments to EPA on New Chemicals Review Program under the Amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

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

EventJan 16, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Reception with President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce an event with President Nazarbayev of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

SpeechJan 10, 2018 - 9:00am

2018 State of American Business Address

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 10, 2018.