Organisation Name
US Chamber of Commerce
InfluenceMap Query
Need for Climate Regulation
Data Source
CEO Messaging
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-2.0

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Opposing climate change regulation

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Calling for the replacement of government regulation to respond to climate change with policy to support the fossil fuel indsutry (US Chamber of Commerce, President Tom Donohue, December 2016)

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In the final months of the Obama administration, we’re seeing a flurry of regulatory activity as the president seeks to push his agenda until the last possible moment. Among those regulations is a new offshore leasing plan from the Department of the Interior that would tightly restrict offshore oil and gas development, keeping as much as 90% of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf off limits for exploration. Doing so would place an extreme, anti-growth environmental agenda ahead of the best interests of the American economy and energy security. Imagine the potential of U.S. energy if our leaders began actively working to advance it, not thwart it. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has called on the incoming Trump administration and the new Congress to immediately replace this regulation with a plan to fully utilize our offshore energy resources.

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

 

Opposing climate change regulation

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Supporting US roll back on energy and climate regulation  (US Chamber of Commerce, President Tom Donohue,US Chamber website, November 2017)

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The regulatory rollback continues in Washington, and the latest victories come not a moment too soon for many American businesses. 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. [...] These latest actions have been met with a sigh of relief from businesses large and small, and so have many other deregulatory efforts from the administration this year. The Chamber has long fought against harmful rules—and in favor of smart, balanced rules—for the simple reason that a heavy-handed regulatory approach fuels uncertainty, stalls hiring, and chokes 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: 02/12/2017 Last edited: 02/12/2017

 

Opposing climate change regulation

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Supporting deregulation in the US (US Chamber of Commerce, President Tom Donohue, Press Release, February 2017)

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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: 31/03/2017

 

Opposing climate change regulation

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Supporting Trump administration efforts to repeal US climate regulations (US Chamber of Commerce, President Tom Donohue,US Chamber website, April 2017)

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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 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: 02/01/2018

 

Opposing climate change regulation

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Actively opposing US Climate legislation, promising to continue to fight US EPA with legal action (US Chamber of Commerce, President Tom Donohue,US Chamber website, January 2016)

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During his annual State of American Business address on Thursday, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue pointed out that the Obama administration has “put business on notice that it’s going for broke on regulations and executive orders in 2016 - Congress and economic growth be damned.” He later cited recent remarks by the White House chief of staff that the president intends to hand down “audacious executive action throughout the course of the rest of the year.” [...] 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 climate change regulation

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Supporting Trump administration efforts to deregulate US energy markets and repeal climate change legislation (US Chamber of Commerce, President Tom Donohue,US Chamber website, March 2017)

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“America got good news today when President Trump took bold steps to make regulatory relief and energy security a top priority. These executive actions are a welcome departure from the previous administration’s strategy of making energy more expensive through costly, job-killing regulations that choked our economy.“The U.S. Chamber has long argued that EPA’s power plant regulations are not only unlawful, they are a bad deal for American families and businesses [...]  We look forward to engaging in the next steps of this process to ensure that economic growth from energy investment and environmental stewardship are no longer viewed as mutually exclusive.”

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