Organisation Name
US Chamber of Commerce
InfluenceMap Query
Need for Climate Regulation
Data Source
Social Media
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-1.45

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 government regulation

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting deregulation in the US (US Chamber's Institute of 21st Century Energy Twitter, November 2016)

Extract from Source:

Will President Obama unleash a #regulatory tsunami on his way out? We hope not – America can’t afford it.[...] "When running for office, Donald Trump promised to reduce the regulatory burden on the economy. But before he gets a chance to do so, President Obama will likely add to those burdens with a last-minute regulatory rush.Trump has said repeatedly that he will rein in regulations once in office. [...] In his [Trump's] "contract with the American voter," he said he'd require two regulations to be eliminated for every new one enacted. But getting rid of regulations once in place is a difficult process. The courts give regulatory agencies a wide degree of latitude when it comes to enforcing laws through regulations. [...] Earlier this year, House Republicans produced a detailed plan to rein in the regulatory state through a variety of reforms, such as sunset requirements, a "regulatory accountability act" that would require a better accounting of a regulation's economic impact, and others. The bottom line is that if Trump and the GOP really want to make inroads on regulatory costs, they will have to be far more aggressive about getting rid of costly rules than regulators have been in putting them in place.

Created: 12/12/2016 Last edited: 20/12/2016

 

Not supporting the need for climate change regulation

InfluenceMap Comment:

Broadly opposed the regulation GHG emissions under the US CAA. Supporting weaker GHG regulation that has been proposed as alternative to the Clean Power Plan (US Chamber, Seven Ways EPA’s Affordable Clean Energy Rule is a Better Approach than the Clean Power Plan, August 2018)

Extract from Source:

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 government regulation

InfluenceMap Comment:

Supporting deregulation in the US (Press Release, February 2017)

Extract from Source:

After a relentless, eight-year regulatory onslaught that loaded unprecedented burdens on businesses and the economy, relief is finally on the way. The president and leaders in Congress have quickly made good on campaign pledges to rein in the regulatory state. President Trump promptly halted most pending regulations until the administration has a chance to review them and signed an executive order to slash current rules and their costs. [...] The Chamber has long fought back against overregulation—and for smart, balanced regulation—for a simple reason: A heavy-handed regulatory approach stokes uncertainty, repels investment, stalls hiring, and suffocates growth. Now that the government is starting to get out of the way, businesses can focus on what they do best—creating jobs and growing the economy.

Created: 09/03/2017 Last edited: 09/03/2017

 

Not supporting the need for climate change regulation

InfluenceMap Comment:

Has stated that they do not support government mandates to respond to climate change (US Chamber of Commerce, Karen Harbert, President and CEO, Global Energy Institute, OpEd, October 2017)  

Extract from Source:

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