Environment and Sustainability
Businesses are invested in America’s communities, and a clean, healthy environment is critical for quality of life and economic strength in every community. Companies across industries have undertaken sustainability initiatives to improve their operations and reduce their environmental footprint, utilizing new technology and seeking efficiency.
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- 4 Climate Innovations Led By BusinessBusinesses are investing in blue hydrogen, direct air capture, and other climate technologies to build a more sustainable future.
- Funding the Green Transition: The Importance of Sustainable FinanceThere are numerous opportunities and obstacles for corporations in the U.S. and EU as they invest in the transition toward sustainable finance.
- Reducing Methane Emissions Through Smart Policy ChangesHere’s how policymakers are taking action to reduce methane emissions for a positive impact on the environment and the economy.
The U.S. Chamber convenes companies and stakeholders to share best practices and discuss policy and regulatory solutions that will enable the business community to continue to make advances in sustainability. We promote voluntary, flexible—not one-size-fits-all or prescriptive—policy solutions that will unleash business innovation and economic and environmental progress. We also push for federal investments in research and development, infrastructure modernization, smart technologies, and export initiatives that support continued business leadership and sustainable growth. We are engaged on a range of topics critical to ensuring a safe and sustainable future in our society, including climate and carbon markets, digital and smart solutions, precision agriculture and nature-based solutions, public- recycling and waste management, resilient infrastructure, rural development, and water.
As climate challenges continue to shape the way companies innovate, the hydrogen economy has grown and has proven to be a viable source of energy.
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- Mar 07, 2022Coalition Letter on S. 3531, the “National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy Act”
This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs supporting S. 3531, the “National Climate Adaptation and Resilience Strategy Act.”
- Mar 02, 2022Coalition Letter on Recycling Legislation
This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works supporting recycling legislation.
- Feb 25, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on 2022 Water Policy Priorities
This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the Chamber’s Water Policy Priorities for 2022.
- Feb 16, 2022Coalition Letter on the Kigali Amendment
This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on the ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
- Feb 15, 2022Coalition Letter on the Nomination of Dr. Alice Hill to be Deputy Administrator for Resilience at FEMA
This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs supporting the nomination of Dr. Alice Hill as the Deputy Administrator for Resilience at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
- Jan 18, 2022U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute Taps Preston Beard to Lead Chemicals Portfolio
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute today announced that Preston Beard has joined as Director of Policy overseeing the Chamber’s growing focus on chemicals.
- Jan 13, 2022Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the “Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) – Minimizing the Risk of Climate Change in Federal Acquisitions
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce submits the following comments in response to the October 15, 2021, Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the “Federal Acquisition Regulation – Minimizing the Risk of Climate Change in Federal Acquisitions” (“Notice”) published by the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“FAR Council” or “Agencies”).
- Dec 20, 2021Coalition Letter on the Resilient AMERICA Act
This Coalition letter was sent to leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives, urging consideration of H.R. 5689, the “Resilient Assistance for Mitigation for Environmentally Resilient Infrastructure and Construction by Americans (AMERICA) Act."
- Dec 08, 2021U.S. Chamber Statement on Biden's Executive Order on Federal Government Climate Initiatives
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marty Durbin, senior vice president of policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement in response to President Biden's Executive Order on federal government climate initiatives:
- Dec 01, 2021Coalition Comments on Deriving Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) Goals for PFOA and PFOS
Coalition comments on EPA's Science Advisory Board’s November 16, 2021 release of the proposed approaches to deriving maximum contaminant levels (MCL) goals for PFOA and PFOS, for quantifying the benefits of establishing MCLs for these two substances, and for assessing mixtures of PFAS under the Safe Drinking Water Act.