Issue Brief: Climate Change and Environment

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

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

Background

Issue BriefAug 04, 2010 - 8:00pm

Endangered Species Act

ObjectiveEnsure that the listing of endangered species and the designation of critical habitats are based upon sound science and balance the protection of endangered species with the costs of compliance and the rights of property owners.Summary of the Issue

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.