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If Fracking is Banned, Expect Job Losses and Higher Business Prices

If Fracking is Banned, Expect Job Losses and Higher Business Prices

A new report by the Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy issued a report that examines the question of what if “fracking” were banned. It says that 14.5 million jobs would be lose by 2022 and that the cost of living would increase by $4,000 during that time.

Walmart Foundation, Target, US Chamber Foundation to Launch Circular Economy Pilot

The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Resource Recycling Systems, Walmart, Target, Walgreens and Republic Services will launch a circular economy pilot project in January.

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Despite Clean Power Plan Lawsuit, Local Chambers Say Clean Energy Good for Business

Local chambers of commerce say their member businesses are benefiting from clean energy and have released a video series saying as much while the US Chamber of Commerce is fighting the Clean Power Plan in court.

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Business Groups Attack Oil & Gas Flaring Rule

A new rule to reduce methane emissions by limiting venting and flaring from oil and gas operations on federal lands would “deprive manufacturers and other energy consumers of critical energy supplies, increase operating costs and threaten international competitiveness,” according to several business associations including the National Association of Manufacturers and … Read more »

How Walmart, IBM, Change Waste Streams to Profit Streams

How Walmart, IBM, Change Waste Streams to Profit Streams

If the 5,589 largest publicly traded companies in the US reduced their paper waste by a mere 1 percent, it would save them nearly $1 billion in total, according to the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. A new study by the Foundation — the US Chamber’s research arm — says these … Read more »

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States, Industry Ask Supreme Court to Block Clean Power Plan

In another attempt to block the Clean Power Plan, 29 states and state agencies are urging the US Supreme Court to stop the carbon emissions rule for power plants from taking effect. The have been joined by 16 trade associations including the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association … Read more »

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Will US Coal Lease Moratorium Increase Manufacturing Costs?

The coal lease moratorium on federal lands and overhaul of the program, announced Friday by the Obama administration, was attacked by the fossil fuel industry as further proof of the war on coal and cheered by environmentalists as paving the way for a clean energy future. Its affect on businesses, … Read more »

The Profitable Shift to a Circular Economy

The Profitable Shift to a Circular Economy

A linear economy, where natural resources are extracted from the ground, made into products and then thrown away at the end of their useful life, is becoming increasingly unsustainable — and expensive for businesses. Commodity prices rose more than 150 percent, between 2002 and 2010, according to the World Economic … Read more »

Chamber Slams EPA Carbon Rule Cost-Benefit Accounting

The EPA has put too much emphasis on the word “global” when justifying the economic benefits of recent regulations aimed at combatting global warming, according to the US Chamber of Commerce. The agency argues that its proposed carbon regulations on existing power plants will offer $30 billion in climate benefits by 2030 … Read more »

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Industry Groups Fight Carbon Rules

Some 40 industry groups, led by the National Association of Manufacturers and the US Chamber of Commerce have partnered to oppose the EPA’s carbon emissions rules for power plants and other “poorly crafted GHG regulations.” The Partnership for a Better Energy Future, with member groups representing manufacturing, agriculture, refining, mining and … Read more »

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US Chamber Urges Congress Block EPA’s Power Plant Rules

The US Chamber of Commerce is backing legislation that would diminish the EPA’s proposed carbon pollution rules for new power plants and block emissions limits for existing power plants. In a letter to Congress, the Chamber, which represents more than 3 million businesses, says the Clean Air Act is “not … Read more »