U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Regulatory Process

Regulatory Process

Press Release

In response to EPA’s guidance, Christopher Guith, Acting President for the Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, commented:

“EPA’s new guidance will help ensure that the Clean Water Act is followed as intended by Congress and not being misused to block projects for reasons unrelated to clean water.  We are supportive of steps like this to increase transparency and predictability in the permitting process to facilitate construction of the necessary infrastructure to support economic growth and continued environmental progress.”

Letters
Dear Administrator Wheeler:
 
The Global Energy Institute, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is writing in support of the President’s April 10, 2019, Executive Order directing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) to provide clarity, regulatory predictability, and certainty to the Clean Water Act Section 401 (CWA 401) permitting process. We are pleased that EPA is taking on this important task.
 
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Dear Administrator Wheeler:
 
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Dear Assistant Administrator Wehrum:
 
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TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE:
 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges you to reject S.J.Res.8. If crafted as truly implementable legislation, the Green New Deal would turn the American economy upside down, dramatically expand government, and substantially curtail free enterprise.
 
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Dear Administrator Wheeler:
 
The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (“the Chamber”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”) proposed amendments to the Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units, Proposed Rule, Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0495; FRL–9987–85–OAR, 83 Fed. Reg. 65424 (Dec. 20, 2018) (the “Proposal” or “Proposed Rule”).
 
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute President & CEO Karen Harbert issued the following statement regarding a new proposed rule revising the definition of “Waters of the United States (WOTUS)”:

“This new rule is good news for businesses, farmers, and localities because it strikes a better balance between economic growth and environmental progress than the rule it replaces.

Blog
Dan Byers

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposal to replace the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP)—the Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule, or “ACE.”

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement regarding EPA’s proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule on electric power plants, which replaces the Clean Power Plan issued by the previous administration: 

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Dan ByersStephen Eule

Mark Twain reportedly observed in 1919 that "A falsehood can travel around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots." When it comes to the debate surrounding Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recent rules, Twain’s quip still rings true.