Dear Chair Castor and Ranking Member Graves:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback to your request for information regarding your efforts to develop legislative policy recommendations to address climate change. Our organization’s 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. Climate change is one of those challenges, and we do not take it lightly.
The Chamber’s Position: The climate is changing and humans are contributing to these changes. We believe that there is much common ground on which all sides of this discussion could come together to address climate change with policies that are practical, flexible, predictable, and durable. We believe in a policy approach that acknowledges the costs of action and inaction and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy.