William L. Kovacs provides the overall direction, strategy, and management for the Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Since coming to the Chamber in March 1998, Kovacs has transformed a small division concentrated on a handful of issues and committee meetings into one of the most significant in the organization. The Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs Division initiates and leads multidimensional, national issue campaigns on comprehensive energy legislation, complex environmental rulemakings, telecommunications reform, emerging technologies, and the systematic application of sound science to the federal regulatory process among others.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
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It’s no secret that our nation’s regulatory system is broken.
The court’s decision to allow a challenge on the EPA's (lack of) employment impacts to continue is a critical next step in forcing the agency to own up to the real impacts its regulations have on industries like coal, power generation, brickmakers, foundries, forest products manufacturers, and many others.
To truly understand how the regulatory system has gone off the rails, one must understand that a critical handful of rules are vastly more important than all of the others.
Businesses drive our economy. To make the investments that turn into growth and jobs, businesses need greater certainty in the permitting process. Yet EPA’s recent regulatory actions have specifically created a lack of certainty in the permitting process.
Now that the President is firmly positioned on the side of streamlining the federal permitting process, it is time for the Senate to pass the bipartisan Federal Permitting Improvement Act. This bill would put much of the President’s Memorandum into law, and apply it to all major federal projects.