Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.
Access to reliable, affordable energy undergirds U.S. national and economic security, and a clean, healthy environment is essential for economic prosperity now and for future generations. Business Roundtable supports policies that capitalize on America’s strengths in technology and energy diversity to maximize U.S. energy options and preserve environmental quality. The business community has a special obligation to step forward and help build an environmentally and economically sustainable future.
Recent Activities in Energy & Environment
North America’s energy resurgence is delivering for consumers, businesses, the U.S. economy and America’s standing in the world, but history suggests that those who stand still are quickly overtaken. Policymakers, regulators and business leaders should work together to adopt a policy framework that capitalizes on this historic opportunity and ushers in a new era of energy security.
America’s business leaders are deeply disappointed that President Obama chose to veto construction of the Keystone XL pipeline extension.
BRT welcomed passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R. 702, a bill to end the ban on U.S. oil exports.
We urge you to support H.R. 702, a bill to lift the self-imposed restriction on U.S. crude oil exports. Enactment of this important bipartisan legislation will benefit American consumers, create jobs right here at home, grow the economy, reduce our trade deficit, and bolster our strategic alliances abroad.
BRT expressed disappointment with the EPA and its decision to reduce the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone.