Organisation Name
US Chamber of Commerce
InfluenceMap Query
GHG Emission Standards
Data Source
Social Media
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-1.76

InfluenceMap has researched and collated the following pieces of evidence associated with the data source and query indicated above. Extraordinary information is indicated by a coloured flag in the upper right corner. Evidence items in order of data inputted with exceptional items first.

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

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Have stated they do not support specific GHG emissions standards (Twitter, September 2013)

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EPA's proposed guidelines could lead to higher energy costs for American families and businesses - http://bit.ly/1f36k3K

Created: 04/06/2015 Last edited: 02/01/2018

 

Opposing GHG emissions targets

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Directly advocating to policy makers to support weaker Ozone emissions standards (Letter to Congress, April 2016)

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The undersigned, which represent a diverse group of industries from across the country, write to express our strong support for H.R. 4775, the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2016.”  [...] We have significant concerns that the 2015 ozone standards overlap with existing state plans to implement the 2008 standards, leading to duplicative and wasteful implementation schedules, and unnecessary and severe economic impacts. [...] Notwithstanding concerns expressed by thousands of elected officials, state agencies, businesses, community groups, and other stakeholders, the EPA issued the 2015 standards without addressing the overlap with the 2008 standards and the enormous impacts that dual implementation would have on limited state resources, permitting, and the economy. [...] U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Created: 17/02/2017 Last edited: 17/02/2017

 

Not supporting GHG emission standards

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Has stated support for new US power plant GHG emission standards, however, only having successfully campaigned to repeal US Clean Power Plan (US Chamber of Commerce, Karen Harbert, President and CEO, Global Energy Institute, Statement on EPA Clean Power Plan October 2017)  

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“We have always believed that there is a better way to approach greenhouse gas regulations than the CPP. The CPP exceeded EPA’s authority, but we are optimistic that a true collaboration between the federal government, states, and affected stakeholders will provide a more durable and achievable approach. We welcome the opportunity to work with the EPA and other stakeholders to develop power plant standards that lower emissions, preserve America’s energy advantage, and respect the bounds of the Clean Air Act.”

Created: 02/12/2017 Last edited: 02/12/2017

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

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Not supporting GHG emission regulation under the CAA, opposing US Clean Power Plan, support alternative, weaker GHG emission regulation (US Chamber, Seven Ways EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule is a Better Approach than the Clean Power Plan, August 2018)

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Yesterday, 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.” [...] We’ve never been a fan of regulating greenhouse gases under the CAA because it was not designed to address emissions of greenhouse gases. Nevertheless, EPA is to be commended for producing a new proposal that, unlike the CPP, falls clearly within the statutory confines and past precedent of the CAA, and its action this week lays the most detailed blueprint yet for what comes next.

Created: 04/11/2018 Last edited: 04/11/2018

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

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Opposing specific GHG emissions standards (Twitter, April 2015)

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U.S. Chamber ‏@USChamber Apr 30 #EPA’s carbon regulations: “constitutionally reckless” - http://uscham.com/1EQAvXE #RegReform EPA’s Carbon Regulations Go to Court Murray Energy and 15 states are suing EPA, arguing that it doesn't have the statutory authority to regulate carbon emissions from power plants.

Created: 04/06/2015 Last edited: 05/04/2017

 

Not supporting GHG emissions standards

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Evidence suggests not supporting LDV GHG emission standards in current form. Support reopening of mid-term review (US Chamber, Press Release, March 2017)

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 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Environment, Technology, & Regulatory Affairs William Kovacs issued the following statement today after the Trump administration announced it is re-opening a review of vehicle fuel efficiency standards through Model Year 2025: “We are pleased to see President Trump’s administration re-open the government’s review of the vehicle fuel efficiency standards. The last administration rushed this review, failed to provide stakeholders with transparency and meaningful opportunity for input during the process, and neglected to coordinate among the involved government entities. We all have a shared interest in making sure the federal government sets rules that consider economic growth, along with the environmental protection that is so often driven by private sector innovation.”

Created: 05/04/2017 Last edited: 05/04/2017

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

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Supporting the repeal of the US Clean Power Plan (Press Release, December 2017)

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Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute, issued the following statement today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s issuance of an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking addressing carbon emissions from power plants: “Today starts the process of developing a better way to approach greenhouse gas regulations than the Clean Power Plan. Our hope is that today’s request for input will begin a true collaboration between the federal government, states, and all stakeholders to develop a more durable and achievable approach to addressing carbon emissions. The new approach should lower emissions, preserve America’s energy advantage, and respect the boundaries of the Clean Air Act. We look forward to participating in the process.”

Created: 20/12/2017 Last edited: 20/12/2017

 

Opposing the Clean Power Plan

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Advocating against the Clean Power Plan (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Above the Fold, August, 2015)

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EPA opens up the possibility of higher taxes as a way for states to cut carbon emissions in its Clean Power Plan [...] The Wall Street Journal editorial board is spot-on when it declared EPA's scheme to be "essentially a tax on the livelihood of every American." Even if a state takes the new tax route--it's not mandated--that won't be sufficient for EPA. A state "must also include a backstop of federally enforceable emission standards." Some states could experience both a new tax plus stringent power plant regulations. Talk about hurting a state's business climate. [...] It's a no-win situation for states, as Hal Quinn, president and CEO of the National Mining Association, and attorney Peter Glaser wrote in The Wall Street Journal

Created: 13/04/2016 Last edited: 05/04/2017

 

Opposing GHG emissions targets

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Opposing US Clean Power Plan (US Chamber of Commerce, Karen Harbert, President and CEO, Global Energy Institute, OpEd, October 2017)  

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The Clean Power Plan was the wrong answer to a real concern.To be clear, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce believes that the climate is changing, and that man is contributing to these changes. We also believe that technology and innovation, rather than sweeping federal mandates, offer the best approach for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

Created: 02/12/2017 Last edited: 02/12/2017

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

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Continuing to support repeal of Clean Power Plan and to replace it with less stringent GHG emission regulation (US Chamber, Press Release, August 2018)

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“The Chamber believes that the global climate is changing, and that human activities contribute to those changes. At the same time, the Chamber has long maintained that there is a better way to address carbon dioxide emissions than the Clean Power Plan regulation, which was halted by the Supreme Court in 2016.  Today’s announcement is an important step toward a more collaborative process that fits within EPA’s statutory authority and will result in achievable progress through more practical, state-driven programs.  This revised approach will help continue the trend of lower electric power sector emissions while preserving America’s energy edge and respecting environmental law.  We look forward to reviewing the proposal in detail and actively participating in the regulatory process.

Created: 04/11/2018 Last edited: 04/11/2018