Organisation Name
US Chamber of Commerce
InfluenceMap Query
Climate Science Stance
Data Source
Social Media
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-1.41

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Partially consistent with IPCC need for drastic action

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Supporting GHG emissions reductions. Not placing GHG emissions reductions within clearly defined time-frame. (Twitter, September 2014)

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@USChamberAction: #EPA head: No need to fear hurting #economy in battle against #climatechange >> http://bit.ly/1sxA1Ru (Links to: 'EPA head: No need to fear hurting economy in battle against climate change, McClatchyDC) 'The issue now is climate change, and McCarthy said the U.S. can’t back away from taking a leadership role. That’s despite worries it will harm the U.S. economy, and despite concerns the U.S. is getting ahead of other nations. She said the urgency of the situation required action now. “When it comes to climate change, the most expensive thing we could do, is to do nothing. We no longer project tomorrow’s impacts, we tally up today’s damages,”[...] The bottom line is: We don't act despite the economy, we act because of it.”'

Created: 26/07/2015 Last edited: 02/01/2018

 

Not consistent with IPCC need for drastic action

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The Chamber has stated that ‘Keep it in the Ground’ activists have cost the U.S. economy $91 billion dollars and hundreds of thousands of job opportunities. (Press Release, December 2018)

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A new report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute (GEI) found that the anti-energy “Keep it in the Ground” (KIITG) movement has prevented at least $91.9 billion in domestic economic activity and eliminated nearly 730,000 job opportunities. In addition, federal, state, and local governments have missed out on more than $20 billion in tax revenue. The report, “Infrastructure Lost: Why America Cannot Afford To ‘Keep It In the Ground,’” quantifies the impacts of delayed and cancelled energy infrastructure projects that would enhance American consumers’ access to abundant, affordable energy and provide hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs. In recent years, KIITG activists have worked to derail these projects by waging countless lawsuits, protests and even vandalizing private property with the goal of delaying or outright killing projects. “The anti-energy movement’s opposition to vital energy infrastructure comes with a real cost: lost job opportunities and billions in prevented domestic economic activity,” said Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber’s Global Energy Institute. “America’s newfound status as a global energy superpower has created opportunities here at home and around the world, but in order to harness our abundant natural resources and innovation, we must have adequate infrastructure.  Unfortunately, a small but vocal group of activists is waging fights against these projects around the nation. Our new report demonstrates just how damaging that is to families, consumers, and American workers.”

Created: 25/07/2019 Last edited: 25/07/2019

 

Not fully supporting IPCC need for drastic action

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Emphasizing the opportunity cost of reducing GHG emissions (US Chamber of Commerce, Above the Fold, September 2014)

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EPA staffers recommended a lower standard despite ozone levels declining by 25% over the last three decades. If the standard is set to 60 ppb, "94% of the population would live in places out of compliance and subject to new emission reductions requirements," according to the American Petroleum Institute. For example, the entire state of Louisiana would be non-compliant as would nearly all of Nevada. Non-compliant areas would be subject to emission reduction requirements that, according to Mary Martin, Energy, Clean Air and Natural Resources Policy counsel for the U.S. Chamber, will stymie economic development [...] On a national level, lowering ozone levels will be one of the costliest regulations ever. EPA's own estimate found that complying with a standard of 60 ppb to 70 ppb would cost as much as $90 billion annually.

Created: 02/09/2015 Last edited: 02/01/2018

 

Not fully supporting IPCC need for drastic action

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Supporting US effort to reduce emissions with major exceptions - supporting less ambition emission reduction pathway in US Clean Power Plan's replacement (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