U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Letters & Testimony

Letters & Testimony

Testimony
My name is Dan Byers, and I am Vice President for Policy at the Global Energy Institute, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”). The Chamber is the world’s largest business federation, representing the interests of more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region. The mission of the Global Energy Institute is to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean.
Letters
Dear Mr. Wilson:
 
We, the undersigned organizations (collectively, the Associations), understand the importance of responsibly managing water resources and have been working to protect clean water for decades. Consequently, we submit these comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) in response to its “Interpretive Statement on Application of the Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program to Releases of Pollutants From a Point Source to Groundwater” (Interpretive Statement).
 
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.
 
Testimony

Good morning Congressman Pallone, Ranking Member Walden, and members of the Committee. My name is Christopher Guith and I am the Acting President of the Global Energy Institute, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“the Chamber”). The mission of the Global Energy Institute is to unify policymakers, regulators, business leaders, and the American public behind a common-sense energy strategy to help keep America secure, prosperous, and clean.

Letters
Dear Chairman Barrasso and Ranking Member Carper:
 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce appreciates the Committee holding the hearing, “Examining Legislation to Address the Risks Associated with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS).” The Chamber is committed to proactively working with legislators, regulators, and all stakeholders to establish risk-based standards that protect human health and the environment. While well-intentioned, the legislation to be considered at the hearing should be improved to more appropriately address issues related to PFAS.