02.27.17

THIS WEEK IN COMMITTEE: First Hearing on Infrastructure Projects

Throughout the month of March, Committee Republicans will hold a series of subcommittee hearings to address natural resources-related infrastructure projects - like dams and pipelines - in support of the proposal the White House is expected to release this year.

As these plans are developed, it's imperative that we include a process that adapts to the growing affects climate change has on our planet. We should be designing and constructing new projects that can adapt to and recover from climate disruptions like extreme weather, and that are sited to the extent possible out of the path of known hazards like sea level rise. However, instead of listening to the scientists and developing plans that will support climate change, House Republicans are expected to use the infrastructure hearings as an opportunity to trample on environmental laws and regulations. The National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act and federal land use planning laws are at risk and we fear that Republicans will use every opportunity they have to wrongly blame our environmental laws on construction project delays.

Stand with us as we fight to make climate change a priority in federal government plans and ensure our bedrock environmental laws are protected! 

COMMITTEE'S SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 1st

  • Water, Power & Oceans Subcommittee Hearing: Modernizing Western Water and Power Infrastructure in the 21st Century (a.k.a. Countering Climate Denial to Prepare for 21st-Century Infrastructure Needs) at 10 a.m. in Longworth 1324