Environment and Sustainability
Businesses are invested in America’s communities, and a clean, healthy environment is critical for quality of life and economic strength in every community. Companies across industries have undertaken sustainability initiatives to improve their operations and reduce their environmental footprint, utilizing new technology and seeking efficiency.
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- 4 Climate Innovations Led By BusinessBusinesses are investing in blue hydrogen, direct air capture, and other climate technologies to build a more sustainable future.
- The Future of Alternative Vehicles and Fuel SourcesIndustry experts talk about alternative energy sources, including their expertise on alternative vehicles and fuels.
- The Biggest Winner in the Senate's Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill May Be Our ClimateThe infrastructure bill provides for a roughly $100 billion total investment in climate, energy, and sustainability programs.
The U.S. Chamber convenes companies and stakeholders to share best practices and discuss policy and regulatory solutions that will enable the business community to continue to make advances in sustainability. We promote voluntary, flexible—not one-size-fits-all or prescriptive—policy solutions that will unleash business innovation and economic and environmental progress. We also push for federal investments in research and development, infrastructure modernization, smart technologies, and export initiatives that support continued business leadership and sustainable growth. We are engaged on a range of topics critical to ensuring a safe and sustainable future in our society, including climate and carbon markets, digital and smart solutions, precision agriculture and nature-based solutions, public- recycling and waste management, resilient infrastructure, rural development, and water.
As climate challenges continue to shape the way companies innovate, the hydrogen economy has grown and has proven to be a viable source of energy.
Small business advice from CO—
- Jan 30, 2017Hill Letter Supporting Introduction of the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act Dear Senators Gardner and Coons and Representatives Kinzinger and Welch: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce commends the Energy Savings Through Public-Private Partnerships Act of 2017, which would improve energy efficiency within the federal government and reduce spending through the usage of Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs).
- Jan 25, 2017Multi-Association Letter to Hill Leadership Urging CRA Resolution for EPA Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule Dear Congressional Leaders:
- Jan 24, 2017U.S. Chamber Applauds Long-Awaited Attention to American Energy Infrastructure WASHINGTON, D.C.—Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, issued the following statement today regarding President Trump’s announced Executive Orders on accelerating infrastructure:
- Jan 18, 2017Hill Letter to Sen. Grassley and Rep. Collins Supporting Introduction of the Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act (Sue and Settle) Dear Senator Grassley and Representative Collins: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports H.R. 469 and S. 119, the “Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act” and thanks you for introducing this important legislation. The Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act would help address the abusive “sue and settle” process that allows special interest groups to use lawsuit settlements to take effective control of an agency’s agenda and regulatory priorities.
- Jan 12, 2017Statement for the Record on EPA's Proposal on Implementation of 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards Statement Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Public Hearing, Washington, D.C., January 12, 2017 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposal on the “Implementation of the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone: Nonattainment Area Classifications and State Implementation Plan Requirements”
- Jan 11, 2017U.S. Chamber Applauds House Passage of Regulatory Reform Measure Bradley: ‘We have to get these rules right’ WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today praising House passage of H.R. 5, which includes the Regulatory Accountability Act:
- Jan 09, 2017Comments to FCC on Petition for Declaratory Ruling on Regulating Time Limitations for Customer Redress for Customer Contracts VIA ELECTRONIC FILING TO: Ms. Marlene DortchSecretaryFederal Communications Commission445 12th Street, NWWashington, DC 20554 RE: In the Matter of Truth-In-Billing Format (CC Docket No. 98-170). Dear Ms. Dortch:
- Jan 09, 2017Comments to EPA on Request for Nominations for Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals VIA ELECTRONIC FILING TO: Mr. James JonesAssistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyAttn: 7101M1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20460-0001 RE: Request for Nominations: Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (81 Fed. Reg. 89092) (December 9, 2016); Docket No. EPA-HQ-OPPT-2016-0713 Mr. Jones:
- Jan 06, 2017Key Vote Letter to House Supporting H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly supports H.R. 5, which includes the Regulatory Accountability Act, and may consider including votes on, or in relation to, H.R. 5 in our annual How They Voted scorecard. The Chamber commends the House for acting on regulatory reform legislation so early in the 115th session, and for bringing H.R 5, which also includes important provisions related to small businesses, to the floor.
- Jan 03, 2017U.S. Chamber Comment on House Regulatory Reform Measures As the House begins consideration of numerous regulatory reform measures, the below quote can be attributed to William Kovacs, U.S. Chamber senior vice president of Environment, Technology and Regulatory Affairs: