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Regulatory Reform

A modern, balanced, transparent regulatory system would give businesses the confidence they need to hire, invest, and innovate. But our current system is outdated, opaque, and enabling a regulatory onslaught that stifles economic growth. The U.S. Chamber is working to improve the rulemaking process, while seeking redress in the courts when regulators overstep their bounds. It is also working to advance legislation that would reform the system by restoring checks and balances, allowing public participation, upholding the rule of law, and ensuring good governance.

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E.g., 2014-04-16
Press Release

In response to the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) recent report, “National Environmental Policy Act:  Little Information Exists on NEPA Analyses,” U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President for the Environment, Technology, and Regulatory Affairs Bill Kovacs issued the following statement:

6 hours 1 min ago
Blog
Environmental Protection Agency logo

In a split decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that EPA doesn’t have to consider costs and potential economic harm in the development of the Utility MACT power plant rule.

1 day 6 hours ago
Comment

TO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

RE: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-2014-0129; Comment Request; Draft Supporting Materials for the Science Advisory Board Panel on the Role of Economy-Wide Modeling in U.S. EPA Analysis of Air Regulations, Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 24 (Wednesday, February 5, 2014).

1 week 2 days ago
Blog
Environmental Protection Agency logo

Last week, EPA released a proposed rule that greatly expands its regulatory reach over bodies of water in the United States while ignoring its effects on small businesses.

2 weeks 12 hours ago
Blog
The Tennessee Valley Authority Paradise Fossil Plant in Paradise, Kentucky. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg.

The Electricity Security and Affordability Act by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) would ensure reliable electricity generation.

3 weeks 1 day ago