Issue Brief: Climate Change and Environment

Issue BriefNov 13, 2017 - 9:00am

Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards

The National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone is an outdoor air regulation established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act. Ground-level ozone is a gas that occurs both naturally and forms due to chemical reactions between nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds, which are emitted from industrial facilities, power plants, vehicle exhaust, and chemical solvents.

Issue BriefMay 03, 2016 - 8:00pm

A Transatlantic Approach to Europe's Energy Challenges

Given the trillions of dollars in trade and investment across the Atlantic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its members have a critical interest in the success of the EU’s efforts to boost growth and competitiveness. An energy policy that respects both economic and environmental objectives through increased transatlantic cooperation in energy security, energy trade, and the mutual development of new technologies through joint research should be central to that effort.

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Nuclear Waste

ObjectiveSupport the final permitting, construction, and operation of a permanent repository for spent nuclear fuel at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Water Quality

ObjectivePromote the sensible regulation of water quality based on technically sound, practical, and economically achievable methods.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Environmental Issues

The U.S. Chamber believes that economic growth and environmental progress go hand in hand, and that responsible business and environmental leaders can work together to grow our economy and preserve the planet. In fact, the business community is committed to the technological innovations and efficiency gains that will continue to make our nation's air and water even cleaner.

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Federal Land Management

ObjectiveEnsure multiple uses of federal lands, from environmentally compatible economic activities to recreation and conservation.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Sound Regulation

ObjectiveEnsure that the federal regulatory process is cost-effective, flexible, based on sound science and technical analysis, and is able to achieve its results using diverse and innovative methods.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Contaminated Lands

ObjectiveEncourage the private cleanup and development of contaminated property and limit federal involvement in the cleanup to sites that present an immediate threat to public health or the environment.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

New Source Review

ObjectiveAdvocate for revision of the New Source Review program in order to achieve improved environmental protection and increased energy production.Summary of the Issue

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

U.S. Chamber on Brownfields

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