Issue Brief: Climate Change and Environment

Issue BriefJan 09, 2020 - 10:45am

Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Policy Objectives in 2020

The Chamber is committed to continue America’s long record of environmental improvement through promoting smart regulation and leveraging the business community’s drive for innovation. In 2020, the Chamber will focus its efforts on the following:  

Issue BriefJul 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

Ursula von der Leyen Elected President of European Commission

What happened?Today, the European Parliament narrowly approved German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen as the European Commission’s first female president. The vote was 383-327, meaning von der Leyen barely exceeded the threshold of 374 votes needed to win. Her narrow victory will hamper her ability to command a broad majority in favor of her policy agenda.

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

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

Background

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Electronic Recordkeeping

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