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Heath Knakmuhs

Last September, I wrote about one of the boldest efforts yet by New York to halt energy infrastructure in its tracks.  This effort utilized a little-known provision of the Clean Air Act – the “good neighbor” provision at Section 126(b) – to argue that hundreds of energy-related and manufacturing facilities located across nine “upwind” states should be subject to additional, costly controls and limitations in order to assist New York in meeting its air quality obligations under 2008 and 2015 national ozone

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.
Press Release

Christopher Guith, acting president of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement regarding EPA Administrator Wheeler’s recent directive on Cost-Benefit Analyses Memorandum.

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.
Dear Chairman Tonko and Ranking Member Shimkus:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce writes regarding the hearing, “Legislative Proposals to Protect Americans at Risk of PFAS Contamination & Exposure.”