Modernizing Environmental Laws: Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting Development and Manufacturing, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, February 16, 2017 [open pdf - 3MB]
This testimony compilation is from the February 16, 2017 hearing, "Modernizing Environmental Laws: Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting Development and Manufacturing" before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Committee Chairman Greg Walden: "Today, this Environment Subcommittee - with its expanded jurisdiction under Chairman Shimkus' experienced and able leadership - turns to the economic and environmental benefits that will flow from modernizing some key environmental laws. The common goal here is to identify what steps are necessary to responsibly reduce the barriers to a more productive U.S. economy and then to develop targeted legislative reforms that will provide for this economic expansion and create good paying jobs. Doing this will ultimately benefit American consumers. [...] We have enormous opportunities to make meaningful improvements in our environmental laws and regulations. We can join the twin engines of modern science and common sense and produce better public health and a better economy. Today we will begin to identify those opportunities". Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ross E. Eisenberg, Emily Hammond, Melissa Mays, Jonathan F. Mitchell, Thomas M. Sullivan, and Kevin Sunday.
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