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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations, and dedicated to promoting, protecting, and defending America’s free enterprise system, supports H.R. 2, the “American Energy Solutions for Lower Costs and More American Jobs Act,” and H.R. 4, the “Jobs for America Act.”

On September 9, 2014, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5078 with a strong, bipartisan vote. The Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) respectfully requests that the Senate move quickly to consider H.R. 5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014. Senate action on the bill will send a strong message to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Corps of Engineers (Corps) that they need to go back to the drawing board, using a balanced approach to develop a consensus report to Congress that can yield a proposal that will maintain environmental safeguards and simultaneously protect business and landowners from unnecessary regulation.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations, and dedicated to promoting, protecting, and defending America’s free enterprise system, commends you on the introduction of the “Clean Air, Strong Economies (CASE) Act.” This legislation would improve the rulemaking process involved with the Environmental Protection Agency’s review and setting of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground level ozone by requiring better scientific data, more transparency, and considerations of feasibility and economic impact. Specifically, the CASE Act would do the following regarding the EPA’s promulgation of any national primary or secondary ozone NAAQS:

On May 9, 2014, the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“the Chamber”)1 co-signed comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units. The NAM and the Chamber respectfully request the opportunity to submit this letter into the docket in order to amend their comments with regards to the EPA’s Best System of Emission Reduction (BSER) analysis for Natural Gas Combined Cycle (NGCC) turbines. As described below, the NAM and the Chamber offer two points for consideration in the final rule.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations, and dedicated to promoting, protecting, and defending America’s free enterprise system, strongly supports H.R. 5078, the “Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act.” This bipartisan bill would uphold the federal-state partnership to regulate the nation’s waters by preserving existing rights and responsibilities with respect to ”waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.

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