Organisation Name
US Chamber of Commerce
InfluenceMap Query
GHG Emission Standards
Data Source
CEO Messaging
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-2.0

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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Evidence suggests organization does not support GHG emissions standards. Not supporting EPA Clean Power Plan. (US Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Karen Harbert, Huffington Post, May 2014)

Extract from Source:

"Americans deserve to have an accurate picture of the costs and benefits associated with the administration's plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions through unprecedented and aggressive EPA regulations,"

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

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

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Taking legal action to prevent the EPA using the Clean Air Act to regulate GHG emissions. (In regards to a US Supreme Court decision UARG v. EPA, Chamber of Commerce v. EPA. US Chamber of Commerce, president and CEO Thomas J. Donohue, CNBC, June 2014)

Extract from Source:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision demonstrates what we’ve said all along: the Clean Air Act is ill-suited to address greenhouse gas emissions,”[...] “The Court recognized that EPA’s attempt to sweep small businesses into its greenhouse gas agenda was an unconstitutional power grab. EPA is now on notice that it does not have unlimited authority to impose massive costs on the U.S. economy and mandate a fundamental redesign of America’s electricity system.”

Created: 05/06/2015 Last edited: 31/03/2017

 

Opposing US GHG emission standards

InfluenceMap Comment:

Actively supporting the repeal of the US Clean Power Plan (US Chamber of Commerce, President Tom Donohue,US Chamber website, April 2017)

Extract from Source:

Thanks to a sweeping new executive order last week, the United States took a large and long-overdue step toward achieving energy independence. President Trump declared the promotion of U.S. energy resources a strategic national objective; ordered a review of all energy regulations, including the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP); and reversed multiple other misguided Obama-era policies restricting our energy sector. [...] The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has led the fight against many of the restrictive Obama-era regulations that will be reviewed or rescinded under President Trump’s order, including the CPP. The plan is the poster child of ill-advised regulations, aiming to radically transform the electricity sector through rules that impose tens of billions of dollars in costs on businesses and consumers. That is why more than 160 challengers took legal action against EPA to block the CPP, including 28 states and a Chamber-led coalition of 16 national business groups.  The Chamber is confident that the Trump administration’s review of the CPP will reveal the plan’s damaging impact and result in it being fully rescinded. We also expect that the administration’s stated goal of identifying “all regulations, all rules, all policies ... that serve as obstacles and impediments to American energy independence” will lead to additional badly needed policy reversals in the federal agencies.

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

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

InfluenceMap Comment:

Opposing specific GHG emissions standards (US Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO, Tom Donohue, January 2014)

Extract from Source:

"While we strongly support technological solutions to address greenhouse gas emissions, we do not believe that the regulation of these emissions thru the Clean Air Act is appropriate or ... workable," Donohue said in a speech.

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

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

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Has promised to continue legal fight agaisnt US Clean Power Plan (US Chamber of Commerce, President Tom Donohue,US Chamber website, January 2016)

Extract from Source:

Donohue then served notice right back: America’s business community intends to fight back. [...] Donohue pointed to a number of regulatory battles coming down the pipe this year in Washington that the American business community will be watching closely. [...] On Environmental Protection Agency regulations: “One of the chief ways we’re going to push back on some regulations is through courtroom advocacy,” Donohue explained during the address. “You can be sure that our Litigation Center will be busier than ever in the final year of this administration. Our law firm is already challenging the so-called Clean Power Plan, the Waters of the U.S. rule, and the administration’s new ozone rule. There will be others.”

Created: 31/03/2017 Last edited: 31/03/2017

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

InfluenceMap Comment:

Actively opposing GHG emissions standards. Opposing EPA's regulations on power plants, emphasizing the negative impact on the economy. (US Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Tom Donohue, Wall Street Journal, June 2014)

Extract from Source:

"Today's regulations issued by EPA add immense cost and regulatory burdens on America's job creators,"[...] "They will have a profound effect on the economy, on businesses, and on families. The Chamber will be actively participating in EPA's input process on these regulations, and will be educating our members and affiliates about their impacts."

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

 

Opposing GHG emissions standards

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Celebrating repeal of US Clean Power Plan (US Chamber of Commerce, President Tom Donohue,US Chamber website, November 2017)

Extract from Source:

Two actions by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will help rein in Obama-era environmental rules that had hovered ominously over key U.S. industries, such as energy, for far too long. [...]  Administrator Pruitt announced a proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which would have raised the cost of energy without regard to the impact on families and businesses. The Chamber fought back against the rule for years, including leading a lawsuit along with 28 states and 160 petitioners that resulted in the Supreme Court granting an unprecedented stay to block its implementation.

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