Environment | U.S. Chamber of Commerce


The Chamber strongly supports continued environmental improvements, including sensible approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

We believe that economic growth and environmental progress are not mutually exclusive goals.

In fact, the United States is the only major country that has actually and substantially reduced its C02 emissions while continuing to grow our economy.

To make further progress, we should be guided by what has already worked: gains in efficiency, new technologies, and the increased use of natural gas and renewable fuels.

Recent Activity

LetterJul 18, 2017 - 9:45am

Multi-Association Letter to Congress Supporting H.R. 806 and S. 263, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act

Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Speaker Ryan, and Minority Leaders Schumer and Pelosi:

LetterJul 17, 2017 - 5:30pm

Key Vote Letter to House Supporting H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act


CommentJul 11, 2017 - 11:00am

Multi-Association Comments to EPA on Proposed Financial Responsibility Requirements under CERCLA 108(b) for the Hardrock Mining Industry

To: Barbara Foster and Michael Pease Program Implementation and Information Division Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery Mail Code 5303P U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, Dc 20460  

ReportJul 06, 2017 - 3:30pm

Sue and Settle: Regulating Behind Closed Doors

"Sue and Settle" refers to when a federal agency agrees to a settlement agreement, in a lawsuit from special interest groups, to create priorities and rules outside of the normal rulemaking process. The agency intentionally relinquishes statutory discretion by committing to timelines and priorities that often realign agency duties. These settlement agreements are negotiated behind closed doors with no participation from the public or affected parties.

Above the FoldJun 28, 2017 - 10:00am
Ditch next to a planted field.

EPA Will Repeal Obama’s Land-Grabbing Water Rule

The Waters of the U.S. rule amounted to a massive grab of regulatory authority.

LetterJun 27, 2017 - 4:00pm

Hill Letter to House Energy and Commerce Supporting H.R. 806, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act

Dear Chairman Walden and Ranking Member Pallone:  

Above the FoldJun 12, 2017 - 4:45pm
EPA headquarters.

EPA Delays Implementing Ozone Standard for One Year

Congress should still pass a delay of attainment designations to 2025.

LetterMay 25, 2017 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber Response to Request for Information on Regulations for Reform

This is a letter from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President & Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley in response to Chairman Labrador and Vice-Chairman Johnson’s request to the Chamber for insight in identifying federal regulations and government processes, within the Committee’s jurisdiction, that are in need of reform as well as suggestions for reform.

CommentMay 19, 2017 - 3:45pm

Comments to EPA on Proposal to Further Delay Effective Date of Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule

VIA ELECTRONIC FILING TO: James BelkeU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyOffice of Land and Emergency Management1200 Pennsylvania Ave NWMail Code 5104AWashington, DC 20460

LetterMay 09, 2017 - 3:00pm

Key Vote Letter to Senate Supporting H.J. Res. 36 CRA Resolution Repealing BLM Methane Rule

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges you to support H.J. Res. 36, which would undo the Bureau of Land Management’s rule related to methane production. The Chamber will consider including votes on or related to this legislation in our annual How They Voted scorecard.