Dear Mr. Boling,
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) supports the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) efforts through the Draft National Environmental Policy Act Guidance on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions to guide federal agencies when considering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from proposed major Federal actions in accordance with NEPA.1 The Chamber offers the following comments on CEQ’s Draft Guidance to explain the rationale for our support and to encourage CEQ to ensure that the Draft Guidance remains consistent with the purpose of NEPA.
The Chamber represents the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Its mission is to take on the challenges facing the American business community based on the belief that a strong economy gives our citizens opportunity, contributes to national security, and underpins a healthier society. The Chamber recognizes that the climate is changing and humans are contributing to these changes. We believe in a policy approach that acknowledges the costs of action and inaction and supports the competitiveness of the U.S. economy.