Examining Environmental Barriers to Infrastructure Development

Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy, and Environment
Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Affairs
Hearing Date: March 1, 2017 10:00 am 2154 RHOB


  • To identify examples of regulations and statutes that inhibit infrastructure growth.
  • To examine ways to remove unnecessary impediments from projects critical to American infrastructure and jobs.


  • In December 2016, the Treasury Department released a list of 40 proposed infrastructure projects of “major economic significance.”
  • Treasury’s report notes that environmental regulatory requirements contribute to capital cost, which is a significant challenge to these projects.


Witnesses and testimonies

Name Title Organization Panel Document
Mr. Richie Beyer County Engineer Elmore County, Alabama Document
Mr. Wayne D'Angelo Counsel for the Steel Manufacturers Association Kelley Drye and Warren LLP Document
Mr. Nicholas Loris Herbert and Joyce Morgan Research Fellow in Energy and Environmental Policy Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity The Heritage Foundation Document