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Press Release - July 2012

U.S. Chamber Highlights Canada’s Smart Policies that Spur Economic Growth | Jul 31 2012

Government and Business Leaders from Both Countries Discuss How Domestic Energy Production and Lower Taxes Lead to More Jobs

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation today hosted an event highlighting Canada as a partner in growth and opportunity. Government and business leaders from both countries discussed how Canada has transformed its economy in the last 20 years through smart policy choices such as lowering taxes and encouraging domestic energy production and what the U.S. can learn. Canada has recovered faster and more robustly from the global recession than nearly all other major economies. It has replaced all jobs lost in the recession and has one of the lowest, most competitive corporate tax rates in the world.

U.S. Chamber’s Energy Institute Launches “Shale Works for US” campaign | Jul 26 2012

Campaign Will Focus on Jobs and Economic Growth Potential of Shale

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy today launched a major new campaign focused on galvanizing support for shale energy resources across America.

U.S. Chamber’s Energy Institute Launches “Shale Works for US” Campaign in West Virginia | Jul 24 2012

Campaign Will Focus on Jobs and Economic Growth Potential of Shale

CHARLESTON, W.V.— The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy today launched a major new campaign focused on building support for utilizing shale energy resources in West Virginia.

U.S. Chamber’s Energy Institute Launches “Shale Works for US” campaign in Pennsylvania | Jul 19 2012

Campaign Will Focus on Jobs and Economic Growth Potential of Shale

HARRISBURG, PA— The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy today launched a major new campaign focused on building support for utilizing shale energy resources in Pennsylvania.

Building and Construction Industry Leaders Announce Formation of the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition | Jul 18 2012

Washington, DC (July 18, 2012) – Today, more than 27 leading associations representing a wide range of interests in the building and construction industry announced the formation of the American High-Performance Buildings Coalition (AHPBC) (www.betterbuildingstandards.com). These organizations have come together to promote and support the development of sustainable building standards, which are based on consensus and scientific performance data.

U.S. Chamber’s Energy Institute Launches “Shale Works for US” campaign in Ohio | Jul 17 2012

COLUMBUS, OH— The U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy today launched a major new campaign focused on building support for utilizing shale energy resources in Ohio.

The “Shale Works for US” campaign is a national effort designed to build support for the vast economic and energy security benefits of natural gas and oil produced from shale. The Institute for 21st Century Energy is the energy policy arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organization.

U.S. Chamber Praises Court Decision Paving Way for Continued Exploration in the Gulf | Jul 16 2012

Decision is Positive Step For Economic Recovery, Energy Security

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Friday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rejected an environmentalist group’s legal challenge to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) approval of an exploration plan proposed by Shell for the Gulf of Mexico, one of the first offshore exploration plans approved after the Secretary of the Interior lifted the controversial offshore drilling moratorium in October 2010. The U.S. Chamber led an amicus curiae coalition of 37 state and local Chambers of Commerce and industry groups in the case, Defenders of Wildlife, et al. v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, et al. and Shell Gulf of Mexico, et al.